Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU was placed 11th in the world and the best in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2017. It was again placed the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the fourth consecutive year in 2017. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.

NTU’s campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 54 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).

Besides its 200-ha (500-acre) lush green campus in the western part of Singapore, NTU also has a second campus in the heart of Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

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1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

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 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 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.

548 231.90

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 91 15.12
Chemistry 259 133.68
Physical Sciences 267 114.04
Earth & Environmental Sciences 49 20.72

Highlight of the month

New biochip promises faster, cheaper disease detection

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© nicolas_/Getty

A technique that can detect miniscule amounts of biomolecules without using complex equipment offers a versatile and inexpensive way to detect diseases, according to a study in Nature Communications.

Diagnosing diseases involves detecting nanosized bioparticles, such as DNA, proteins and viruses in biological samples. This typically requires using advanced optical technologies such as fluorescence microscopy and spectrophotometry, which can be complex and costly.

Now, an international team of scientists, led by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has developed a microfluidic chip that can detect proteins down to parts-per-billion levels using standard laboratory microscopes.

The device measures biomolecules from the changes in surface forces and size of sideway movements of a microbead substrate arranged in pillar arrays. It can detect nano-biomolecules in real time significantly faster than detection based on fluorescent labels.

The work could see use in point-of-care diagnostics.

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  1. Nature Communications 9, 815 (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03156-5

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Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE

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Speaker gaze increases information coupling between infant and adult brains

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 17.37% Domestic
  • 82.63% International

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

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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