Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive public university which has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and its Graduate College.
Innovative education initiatives include signature programmes such as Renaissance Engineering Programme, CN Yang Scholars Programme, NTU-University Scholars Programme. Designed for high-achieving students, these programmes offer a multidisciplinary curriculum, guidance by top faculty, interdisciplinary and intensive research opportunities, overseas exposure, as well as dialogues with world-class scientists and industry leaders.
In partnership with Imperial College London, NTU’s medical school, is grooming a new generation of doctors to meet the healthcare needs of Singapore.
Known for research excellence and technological innovation, NTU leads the top Asian universities in normalised research citation impact (Clarivate Analytics’ InCites 2016). In the 2018 Nature Index, NTU is placed 29th among the world’s universities and first in Singapore.
NTU’s five-year strategic plan, NTU 2020, builds on strong foundations of NTU 2015 and aims to propel NTU to greater heights of research excellence. The plan focuses on five key research thrusts – Sustainable Earth, Global Asia, Secure Community, Healthy Society and Future Learning. The areas leverage NTU’s diverse strengths, particularly its longstanding expertise in engineering, business and education, and the interfaces these have with various disciplines such as in healthcare, science and the humanities. NTU’s sustainability initiatives have clinched significant competitive research funding and the university is already a global leader in this area.
NTU actively pursues partnerships with top universities and runs joint and dual PhD degree programmes with well-established universities. Some of its key partners in academia and research include Imperial College London, Technical University of Munich, and University of California, Berkeley. The university also works closely with the biggest industry players in making its research relevant to society. In the past few years alone, NTU has struck a record number of tie-ups with big players such as Alibaba, BMW Group, Rolls-Royce, Delta Electronics, ST Engineering, SMRT, SingTel and Surbana Jurong.
Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) aims to be a centre of excellence in satellite engineering research, in particular non-satellite technology and distributed space mission for remote sensing and communication applications. The main focus is to pursue upstream academy research projects involving mainly innovative nano-satellites for distributed space system application.
Energy Research Institute @ NTU
Established in June 2010, the Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) distinguishes itself through excellence in basic research directed towards outcomes of high industry relevance, with focus on systems-level research for tropical megacities.
The IRPs address research covering the domains of renewables, low carbon generation along with energy storage and fuel cells; renewables integration, multi-energy systems and grids; sustainable buildings, future mobility solutions and maritime clean energy.
The two flagship projects, EcoCampus and Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) serve as strong “Living Lab” platforms to engage industry developed innovation, focusing on solutions that achieves energy efficiency and renewable energy integration into smart micro grids, respectively.
The ERI@N Accelerator Programme (EAP) takes the initiative to provide support and galvanize entrepreneurship to bring innovations from the lab to the real-world.