The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) provides every undergraduate in NUS an opportunity to carry out supervised research work. Students work alone or in group under the guidance of a research mentor to explore research ideas and test hypotheses as a way of discovering new knowledge.
Since its inception in 1996, the UROP has been the primary means in which dental undergraduates are exposed to research. Academic staff and part-time teachers have provided research guidance to dental students, many of whom have done the Faculty proud at excelling in the APDSA scientific competitions.
Academic Staff are advised to:
Select a project which makes use of the
existing equipment facilities in the Faculty or University.
Have a project which can be completed in the 1½ years allotted to the students.
Arrange a schedule of meetings regularly to ensure that students are working consistently and problems are detected and solved at an early stage.