Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and medicine. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past six years. The NTU Smart Campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum.

NTU is 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) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises about 5,000 faculty and researchers.

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) published between 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
636 237.15

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 80 32.95
Life Sciences 112 20.33
Physical Sciences 281 105.18
Chemistry 290 129.46

Highlight of the month

Hormone-like substances could slow Parkinson’s disease



Two naturally occurring chemicals with hormone-like effects work together to maintain the health of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. This finding could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that afflicts somewhere between 7 and 10 million people globally.

Now, a team co-led by scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has found that two prostaglandin molecules, called PGE1 and PGA1, together bind and activate a protein called Nurr1 in brain cells. This interaction has neuroprotective effects that can guard cells against deadly neurotoxins and improve motor function in mouse models of Parkinson’s.

The researchers hope to use these insights to design a synthetic form of the prostaglandins as a potential drug that could slow, halt or even reverse neurodegenerative disease.

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  1. Nature Chemical Biology 16, 876–886 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41589-020-0553-6

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 14.17% Domestic
  • 85.83% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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