Scientists from NTU have uncovered the structure of a particular pneumonia virus enzyme. This could be the key to helping researchers design therapies for viruses that often lead to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

An Asia-wide genome mapping project has discovered at least 10 ancestral lineages within Asia, revealing a large genetic diversity that far exceeds other areas such as northern Europe, which only has a single ancestral lineage that traces back to one common ancestor. The study was conducted by GenomeAsia 100K, a non-profit consortium launched in 2016 and hosted by NTU

Professor William Chen, Director of NTU's Food Science and Technology, shares NTU's efforts in translating cutting-edge academic research into practical and sustainable innovations that benefit society and beyond.

Warming oceans, tropical storm surges & polar ice caps losing their gravitational pull- these are the host of factors that will worsen the effects of climate change for the tropics, featuring interviews with Asian School of the Environment Chair, Prof Benjamin Horton, Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute Prof Shane Snyder, and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Assoc Prof Adam Switzer.

Assoc Prof Tor Shu Beng, Interim Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing at NTU, explained that 3D Printing was pioneered in the late 80s in Singapore, used for product design and prototypes. With today's 3D printing, products can be made for commercial and industrial applications.

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed a way to make colloidal quantum dots produce laser light with the help of an electric field.

NTU Singapore's Lee Kong Chian School of the Medicine, the National Healthcare Group, and the National Neuroscience Institute jointly launched Brain Bank Singapore, the first of its kind here.

Scientists from NTU Singapore in a collaboration with the University of Groningen (UG) in the Netherlands, have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.

NTU Singapore scientists have discovered that a type of immune cell known as ‘pancreatic islet macrophages’ is capable of promoting insulin production during the pre-diabetes phase.

An international research team led by NTU Singapore has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down.

In June this year, Professor James Wang relocated to Singapore from Italy, armed with ideas to roll out a commercially viable electric air taxi in six years. He left Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland, where he became known in 2013 for the invention, to join NTU to take his research to the next level. He now heads NTU’s four- month-old research and innovation centre that focuses on this specialised field, dubbed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).

Researchers at NTU Singapore have developed a quantum communication chip that is 1,000 times smaller than current quantum setups, but offers the same superior security quantum technology is known for.

NTU Singapore has launched an alumni association in Brunei Darussalam to better connect with its alumni community in the country.

A team of researchers from Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) at NTU found that, on average, humans breathe in between 100,000 and one million micro-organisms of more than 1,000 different types a day, with at least 725 species of them constantly present in the air around us.

NTU came in second in the inaugural Nature Index Young Universities list of the world’s top universities that are 50 years old or younger, ranked by their research output. In another ranking – the US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking – NTU climbed 6 places to 43rd place.

Technology that will make driverless cars, home sensors and other devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) more durable and cheaper will be researched and developed in Singapore under a new tie-up between the Government, semiconductor firm GlobalFoundries and NTU. The $120 million-in-cash-and-in-kind partnership to conduct research on resistive random access memory (ReRAM) over four years was announced on 21 Oct 2019, where it was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat.

NTU Singapore and M1 Limited (M1) are collaborating to integrate 5G technology into cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) research testbed – first of its kind in Singapore – as part of the nation’s ongoing transition into a global innovation hub for research in connected mobility.

Speaking at NTU’s Bicentennial Conference, NTU Board Trustee and former senior minister of state Zainul Abidin Rasheed said the same openness to people, new ideas and perspectives will stand Singapore in good stead for the future.

NTU Singapore hosted a conference on Singapore's Bicentennial - SG200: Heritage, Identity, Progress - which gathered experts and policymakers to discuss the role of colonialism and heritage in nation-building and shaping future policies.

Two facilities at NTU have been named after the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and its former chairman Tan Lark Sye to acknowledge their contributions to the development of Singapore's tertiary education. The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences building is named the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Building. Nanyang Valley is renamed after Mr Tan, who founded the former Nanyang University.

NTU Singapore is honouring 39 alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the University and to society at the NTU Annual Homecoming this year.

NTU launched an annual Think Tank Roundtable series to develop innovations to help improve the quality of life for the ageing population. The Roundtable which involves experts, scholars and government authorities, was graced by Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob.

Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study led by NTU Singapore scientists.

Researchers have come up with an almost instant way of detecting chemicals in the air in the event of a toxic waste spill or gas leak. Conventionally, analysing gases could take up to a week, but that is no longer the case with this new method using a metallic nanometal chip developed by Assoc Prof Ling Xing Yi from School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

NTU Singapore has announced the winners of the inaugural NTU Singapore Global Digital Art Prize, a biennial international competition designed to recognise outstanding creativity in art, design and cultural heritage that makes significant use of digital tools in its creation.

Eureka Robotics, a tech start-up from NTU, unveiled Archimedes, a robot that has a human-like dexterous grip. Archimedes could pick up optical lenses and mirrors, and be used in the manufacturing of items like cameras and eye wear.

“If you don’t behave, I’ll call the police,” is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave. Parents’ lies elicit compliance in the short term, but a new psychology study led by NTU suggests that they are associated with detrimental effects when the child becomes an adult.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal, and Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung presented prizes to the winners of the second Singapore-India Hackathon at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras on 30 Sep 2019. The event was jointly organised by NTU Singapore, India's Ministry of Human Resource Development and All India Council for Technical Education.

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed a lab-on-a-chip system that identifies the health of a person’s immune system from a drop of blood within minutes. Using microfluidics and electrical sensors, the new chip from NTU Singapore was able to detect differences in the electrical properties of white blood cells taken from healthy and diabetic patients.

Scientists at NTU Singapore have developed a technique to observe how radiation damages molecules over time-frames of just one quadrillionth of a second – or a femtosecond.

NTU is organising an exhibition titled “Lee Wee Nam: Life and Times of a Philanthropist” from 13 Sep to 28 Sep. In 2001, Lee Wee Nam’s family donated $10 million to set up the Lee Wee Nam Professorship in Life Sciences.

NTU Singapore has achieved a new high by breaking into the top 50 of the world's best universities in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

An international team led by NTU Singapore has found a link between gut microbes and skeletal muscle mass, which suggests a future approach for tackling age-related muscle loss.

Scientists at NTU Singapore have developed a new way to measure distances at the nanoscale – one nanometre being one billionth of a metre – using light.

NTU Singapore and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore are jointly organising an international conference to discuss ways to improve public transportation through new policies, infrastructure, and technologies.

Assoc Prof Ali Miserez, a bio-inspired engineering scientist at NTU, said that nature is ahead of us by millions of years and that they can help us overcome our biggest challenges.

A multi-disciplinary team from NTU is embarking on a research project to develop new capabilities so the wealth management industry can better combat money laundering practices through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

An international team of researchers led by NTU Singapore has grown ‘miniature kidneys’ in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients.

NTU Singapore has rocketed up 23 places to 73rd globally in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This is its best result since the ARWU rankings began in 2003. NTU’s improvement of 23 places from 96th position last year is also the largest since 2016.

NTU Singapore and the ASEAN Secretariat have teamed up to launch ASEAN Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Phase 2, a three-year disaster risk management plan that aims to strengthen the financial resiliency of ASEAN member states when natural disasters strike.

The world's top economic minds are gathering in Singapore to exchange fresh ideas on how to accelerate the global economy. The Singapore Economic Review Conference brings together some 330 leading economists, business people, and past and current policymakers from nearly 40 countries.

Students pursuing the double degree programme in biomedical sciences and Chinese medicine at NTU Singapore will soon get to apply what they learn at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). NTU and KWSH are launching a new internship programme and will also set up an exchange programme for physicians at both institutions.KWSH will unveil a new residency programme for fresh NTU graduate physicians at the end of the year – a first by the Hospital. Trainees will be supervised by KWSH’s senior TCM physicians for a period of two to three years.

Physicists from NTU and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light. The new theory by Assistant Professor Justin Song from NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Associate Professor Mark Rudner from Niels Bohr Institute, was published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.

NTU Singapore, Rolls-Royce and the National Research Foundation (NRF) launched the second research phase for the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Laboratory with a joint investment of S$88 million.

NTU and JTC partnered manufacturing companies to launch the NTU-JTC Industry Talent Development Programme. Over 200 students are expected to benefit in the first two years of the programme.

NTU scientists developed a type of molecular imaging probe that can detect the onset of acute renal failure. The renal probe can detect changes in the body at the biological level, and 'lights up' when it detects and binds to biomarkers that indicate the onset of the disease. As the probe has a high renal clearancce efficiency, it can be used directly in urine samples.

NTU's Centre for Population Health Sciences (CePHaS), hosted by Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) has been designated as WHO’s first Collaborating Centre for digital health and education.

NTU has topped the rankings of the world's young universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the sixth consecutive year.

Over 3,000 delegates from all over the world attended the 10th edition of the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, which looked at how materials will shape and advance civilisation. The five-day affair, organised by the Materials Research Society Singapore and NTU, saw over 850 invited speakers, including Nobel laureates.

King Abdullah II of Jordan made his first visit to NTU's campus on 20 June 2019 to learn more about the University's academic, research, and innovation programmes, particularly in the areas of education, 3D printing and air traffic management. King Abdullah toured NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, and Air Traffic Management Research Institute.

NTU Singapore has risen one place to 11th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global league table of top universities. This makes NTU and the National University of Singapore, which is also ranked 11th, jointly the highest ranked universities in the Asia Pacific.

A research team led by NTU Singapore studied 98 eczema management apps, and found that one in three do not comply with international guidelines.

Scientists from NTU have found the secret behind the 'superglue' property behind a class of plant-derived enzymes - called peptide ligase - that bind proteins together. This binding process is important in the process of drug development. Using this knowledge, a team led by Associate Professor Julien Lescar and Professor James Tam created a lab-grown peptide ligase that can overcome the limitations faced by current methods of binding during drug development.

A new $40 million facility in Tuas South launched by NTU and NEA will turn all the rubbish collected from the NTU campus into valuable resources like electricity and construction materials. . It will also serve as a testbed for innovation for companies with the aim of possible export.

​Bathrooms for housing units could soon be constructed faster using 3D printing technology developed by NTU researchers, who have come up with a way to build an unfurnished bathroom unit in 12 hours. The latest construction method is the result of more than 3 years of research by NTU and Sembcorp Design and Construction, and Sembcorp Architects & Engineers.

NTU's Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore (Reids) is the largest system of interconnected micro-grids in South-east Asia.

​In an attempt to explore innovative ways to build a sustainable and resilient future for the people without straining the land and resources of our planet, NTU Singapore, together with various government agencies, organised the 6th Singapore Sustainability Symposium.

A team from NTU and the National University Health System (NUHS) has developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could help battle obesity. Called EndoPil, the capsule is activated by a handheld magnet, and inflates into a balloon in the stomach to induce satiety.

NTU Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) have joined forces to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups innovate, grow and thrive in the competitive energy sector. Serving as a one-stop hub, the new EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) will enable these companies to further develop their clean energy-related innovations and business ideas, and commercialise them into technologies that will benefit industry and society.

Inspired by a naturally occuring process in the human body, scientists from NTU invented a portable device that can detect heavy metal contaminants in water in minutes.

NTU Singapore, international quality assurance and risk management firm DNV GL, and global energy company Shell, organised a national competition to develop green solutions for the shipping industry.

A new quick-fix wrap could make structures doubly strong and at 70 per cent of the cost and in half the time compared to traditional reinforcement methods. Called the Fast Wrapping Fibre Reinforced Polymer, or FasRap. The project by NTU and JTC took three years to develop.

NTU has implemented cloud-based enterprise technologies Workday, SAP Ariba and ServiceNow to meet the changing needs of the University and its employees, streamline processes and enhance operational efficiency as part of its Smart Campus vision.

From 1 June, PhD students from NTU and NUS will be able to attend classes at each other's universities under the NTU-NUS PhD Student Exchange Programme. A first in Singapore, the doctoral exchange programme will broaden the spectrum of PhD course offerings for students in both universities.

A team of researchers from NTU has developed a new educational tool, for teachers to tailor lessons to meet the needs of students of different learning abilities within the same classroom. Led by NTU Assoc Prof Goh Wooi Boon, the team developed an interactive learning system named i-Tile, that can stimulate the hearing and visual senses, leading to improved learning outcomes in the classroom.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat addressed some 700 university students and guests at the NTU Students’ Union Ministerial Forum. A wide variety of topics were raised, including Singapore’s value to the world, the future of work, education and innovation.

NTU Singapore is launching six new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes in the new academic year for undergraduates who want a deeper understanding of an industry’s inner workings. To help student teachers understand issues plaguing at-risk youths and guide them in their personal development, NTU will introduce a new Minor programme that addresses youth-related issues. To ensure NTU programmes continue to meet changing industry needs brought about by technological advancements and add value to students, the university will also introduce six new engineering specialisations.

NTU Singapore and CEA have launched a joint research centre to develop innovative, energy-efficient solutions for the recycling and recovery of resources from electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). It will look at formulating advanced e-waste separation and extraction techniques that are more eco-friendly and energy efficient than current methods.

The NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) was officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 11 March 2019. NISTH will study the impact of technology on society, and bring together industry, government and academia to find opportunities to enhance the use of technology for the betterment of humanity.

NTU Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus today. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers. Plans are in place to test the bus at NTU and to subsequently extend the route beyond the NTU campus.

In conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's official visit to Singapore, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, together with its subsidiary and joint venture Borouge Pte Ltd, announced their intention to renew their support for NTU’s Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) that offers the International Trading Programme.

A new locally-developed water treatment system can treat industrial wastewater effectively, reducing more than 90 per cent in costs for companies in the manufacturing and processing industries. Over the past year, the START Centre at NTU has tested a new type of hollow-fibre membrane with encouraging results. It will collaborate with Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd, a water tech start-up, to build a new pilot plant to test the scaled-up membrane for industrial wastewater treatment.

Fresh graduates from NTU's Class of 2018 are well sought after by employers and earn more than their 2017 seniors.

NTU Singapore scored its best performance with five subject areas in the global top 10, and 21 subjects in the world’s top 50, in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

In the new academic year, NTU Singapore will increase its intake for computing-related courses to keep up with soaring industry demand for graduates with computing skills, created by the fast-developing fields of data analytics, cyber security and financial technology. NTU will also introduce three new undergraduate offerings in emerging industries: a Double Major in Mathematical and Computer Sciences, a Double Major in Biomedical Sciences and BioBusiness, a Minor in International Trading.

NTU Singapore is expanding its collaboration with the University of California (UC) system. Under a new memorandum of understanding, NTU and UC will explore activities to further exchanges and joint research in areas that include climate change, health, technology and innovation.

While most NTU exchange students pick up local languages such as Chinese and Malay, a growing number from Western countries have over the past few years opted for European languages.

Ahead of this year’s admissions, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced several initiatives that go beyond quantitative measurements in its admissions process, and to develop students more holistically.

Scientists from NTU Singapore, in collaboration with researchers from MIT in the United States and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia, have developed a machine learning approach that can predict changes to the properties of materials from straining the material. This work could lead to the possibility of engineering new materials with tailored properties for potential use in communications, information processing, and energy fields.

The NTU Students’ Union launched new initiatives to give students a head start in their careers. The First Step conference offers a platform for Singapore undergraduates' engagement with employers, and promote a more holistic approach to hiring. The Students’ Union also inked an MOU with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation to provide NTU students and graduates more opportunities for career growth and success.

Researchers from Singapore and South Korea have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviours. Using mice, the research team led by Professor George Augustine from NTU Singapore, discovered that impulsive behaviour is triggered when the brain signalling chemical dopamine is passed to an unexpected area of their brain.

In an article, Prof Benjamin Horton, Chair of NTU's Asian School of the Environment, said that contrary to the famous line “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, global warming is changing the Arctic in ways that will impact our climate and our world. He shared that he was proud to be part of Singapore’s endeavours to generate commitments and take actions to maintain the sustainability of the Arctic.

NTU scientists have successfully launched and deployed the university's ninth satellite into space. Jointly built by NTU and Kyushu Institute of Technology, the nanosatellite will test two new technologies which could pave the way forward for future lunar exploration missions.

NTU Singapore and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) have launched a joint lab to conduct research in artificial senses and develop innovative robotics and healthcare solutions. These include skin-like wearable devices that not only monitor health and environmental conditions through smart sensors, but also enhance prosthetic devices with ‘artificial sensing’ capabilities.

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed an all-natural food stabiliser from the seeds of the durian fruit.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has set up two research centres to design and develop privacy technologies and train skilled manpower, as part of the city-state's Smart Nation push. One of them is the Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS), which will be based in NTU.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš visited Nanyang Technological University's Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles - NTU (CETRAN) on 15 January 2019. NTU signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, on a partnership for research in energy storage and future mobility solutions.

NTU and NUS will host Singapore's inaugural panel and reception event alongside the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland this month, focusing on the theme "Globalisation 4.0: Technology & Innovation for Humanity."

Three NTU engineering undergraduates produced a web-based smartphone application that teaches consumers how to recycle and gives incentives when they do. They built the app using a $10,000 grant from NTU's innovation and enterprise arm, and charges companies a sum for running the programme in workplaces.

NTU Singapore is pioneering the use of 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education in Singapore. Just last month, students at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, jointly set up by NTU and Imperial College London, started learning anatomy with 3D-printed specimens. The made-in-NTU 3D-printed specimens are the latest example of NTU turning to innovative learning tools to prepare its medical students, as the medical education landscape shifts in tandem with the influx of digital technologies.


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