Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are working together on research in advanced manufacturing, health and biosecurity.
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the world’s largest and most diverse research organisations.
Under the 3-year agreement, the two institutions will enhance joint research collaborations as well as ramp up visits and exchanges for scientists and engineers.
The partnership will also broaden Singapore’s access into Australia’s research environment, which ranges from animal facilities and agriculture, to renewables and sustainable energy solutions.
The agreement was signed by NTU Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research), Professor Lam Khin Yong, and Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of CSIRO, at NTU today.
NTU Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research), Professor Lam Khin Yong said, “This exciting collaboration will open fresh opportunities for NTU experts and CSIRO’s scientists to explore new areas of research in areas such as advanced manufacturing, health and biosecurity. It will also provide a platform for our faculty to exchange ideas, creating an interdisciplinary ecosystem.
“More importantly, this transnational research initiative can also help to solve common issues related to research and development faced by both Singapore and Australia.”
Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO, said, “We have already forged a strong relationship with NTU. I am very pleased to further deepen our partnership, through the exchange of senior researchers, as well as students who will help shape the future. Through this partnership, CSIRO will benefit from the diversity of thought that comes from different cultural perspectives, and see the world through the eyes of Asia.
“In line with our ambitions under Strategy 2020, our close ties with NTU will also boost our connectivity to the global science and technology frontier, and encourage the exchange of ideas to support innovation. The research and innovations we generate together will deliver significant benefits to Australia and Singapore, and allow us to jointly tackle global challenges.”
Singapore and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Innovation and Science Partnership in October 2016 as part of the Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
NTU’s partnership with CSIRO supports this cause, and both institutions will also organise workshops for researchers to discuss key challenges facing both nations.
These workshops also serve as platforms for industry collaboration where companies can also embark in joint research projects.
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About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).
Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last three years running. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg