Dr Ngo Kang Min from NTU’s Asian School of the Environment led a study, polling around 1,000 people to find out how welcoming Singaporeans would be towards animal neighbours.

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.

Held from 10-14 July, the ICBC Cup – 9th Asia-Pacific Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament is organised by the NTU Chinese Society.

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's Nanyang Centre for Public Administration and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) jointly organised the IIAS-Lien 2019 Conference, which focused on the theme of effective, accountable and inclusive governance. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat delivered a keynote address at the opening ceremony.

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.

More than 250 eminent scientists and experts from over 40 countries converged at NTU to discuss new strategies to combat foodborne disease. The 12th Meeting of the Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Conference organised by the NTU Food Technology Centre (NAFTEC) also aims to develop an international DNA database containing the full genomes of all investigated microorganisms around the world.

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 School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) held a showcase for student-designed costumes from the module “Wearable Technology, Fashion & Design” recently.

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 scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15 per cent in laboratory conditions.

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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