A research-intensive public university, NTU Singapore has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and at its Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine which was established jointly with Imperial College London.
Named the world’s fastest-rising young university by Times Higher Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is also one of the youngest in the global league of universities.
Its 200-hectare (500 acres) garden campus has frequently been named among the Top 15 most beautiful in the world. An environmentally sustainable campus, 95 per cent of its buildings are Green Mark Platinum-certified (equivalent to LEED-Platinum certification in the USA).
Beyond its picturesque buildings and lush greenery, NTU has a vision to transform its vast grounds into a Smart Campus that embraces digital technology to support learning and discovery, and improve the sustainability of resources.
The NTU Smart Campus is already a living testbed for various sustainable and energy-efficient technologies. NTU strives to serve as a model for other communities in Singapore and around the globe by demonstrating how advanced tech-enabled solutions can help improve everyday life in a sustainable manner.
For example, on the NTU Smart Campus, it already has a number of partnerships with leading players such as BMW, Volvo Bus, Blue Solutions and SMRT to drive the future of smart transportation, developing solutions for both electric and autonomous vehicles.
Interdisciplinary in focus, NTU’s high-impact research includes areas of global concern, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, healthcare, new media and future learning. It hosts two national research centres of excellence, the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) and Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), tackling important questions in environment and medicine.
NTU is also home to world-class institutes. The National Institute of Education trains all teachers in Singapore, which is known for having one of the most successful education systems in the world. Other key institutes are the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute, and the Energy Research Institute @ NTU.