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An Update on Nanyang Technological University-University of York Links

Posted on 14 May 2018

Professor Bhattacharya appointed a Visiting Professor by Nanyang Technological University

Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Professor in the History of Medicine, Department of History & Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories) has accepted an invitation by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) to become a Visiting Professor. Over the next three years, Professor Bhattacharya will visit NTU annually to work with the Medical Humanities cluster, a vibrant interdisciplinary research group that focuses on the literary, linguistic, social, cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of health and sickness ( He will work to develop new research, and provide assistance and expertise to NTU to create closer links with the WHO Global Health Histories initiative and partner governments.

This relationship will help to develop close links between the Department of History at York and NTU's Humanities Department, facilitating staff and student exchanges.

Of this appointment, Professor K.K. Luke (Chair, School of Humanities, NTU) said that: “We are delighted to be able to host Professor Bhattacharya at the School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As an internationally-renowned medical historian, we welcome his unique perspectives on global health histories as we build our interdisciplinary research agenda in this vibrant and burgeoning field.”

Professor Koen Lamberts (Vice-Chancellor and President, University of York), said: "I am very pleased to support this new partnership between the University of York and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Through Professor Bhattacharya's leadership, York’s Centre for Global Health Histories has earned a reputation as a leading centre in its field. York is very proud of its links with NTU, from our long-standing student exchange agreement to our emerging collaboration around gender studies, and I am delighted that this new initiative will strengthen these further."

You can read more on this story via the NTU School of Humanities website.

We would like to congratulate Professor Bhattacharya on this appointment and look forward to hearing more about the results of this linkup.

You can find out more about Professor Bhattacharya’s research activities via the Department of History’s staff pages.