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
In partnership with Imperial College London, NTU’s medical
school, is grooming a new generation of doctors to meet the healthcare needs of
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.
Satellite Research Centre
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.
It achieves this via seven Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRP) and two Flagship Programmes that covers the energy value chain from generation, transmission to end use.
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
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.
Energy Research Institute @NTU