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 February 2017 - 31 January 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 February 2017 - 31 January 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC 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.

431 182.64 182.64

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 239 125.34 125.34
Life Sciences 77 12.34 12.34
Physical Sciences 191 79.79 79.79
Earth & Environmental Sciences 23 7.29 7.29

Highlight of the month

Stretchy sensors get a power boost



A stretchy power source that can be cut like fabric could make wearable sensors a touch more practical. 

Building a flexible and durable supercapacitor, a rechargeable power source, is challenging, as repeated stretching can reduce its performance. A team including researchers from Nanyang Technological University made a stretchy supercapacitor from an elastic microfiber, and spread microbeads across its surface. The beads redistribute the strain when the material is bent, concentrating it in the areas between the beads. The material can be cut into any shape, stretched in any direction, and folded around any object without hampering its performance. The supercapacitor retained 98 per cent of its initial energy storage capacity after being stretched and released 5,000 times. 

The new material can be woven into elastic clothing and could be used in wearable sensors that monitor exertion during exercise.

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  1. Advanced Materials 30, 1704229 (2017). doi: 10.1002/adma.201704229

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1 February 2017 - 31 January 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 17.05% Domestic
  • 82.95% International

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

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

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