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 June 2017 - 31 May 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 June 2017 - 31 May 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.

530 218.31

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 255 127.50
Physical Sciences 253 106.07
Earth & Environmental Sciences 44 16.57
Life Sciences 98 19.18

Highlight of the month

Light-responsive nanoparticles help blast away deep tissue tumours

© KATERYNA KON/Science Photo Library/Getty

© KATERYNA KON/Science Photo Library/Getty

A new type of gold-bearing, light-responsive nanoparticle could offer a safe and effective way to destroy tumours deep in the body.

A team from Nanyang Technological University synthesized compact, gold nanostructures coated in a glue-like material that absorbs nearly all light from wavelengths across the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared spectra.

The researchers injected the nanoparticles directly into the breast tumours of cancer-bearing mice before covering the tumour area with chicken breast tissue to mimic a deep cellular environment. They then blasted the buried tumours with near-infrared lasers. The light converted to heat with more than 80 per cent efficiency — and the cancer cells burned away.

The findings, reported in ACS Nano, highlight the potential of this nanomedicine for targeting hard-to-reach tumours.

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  1. ACS Nano 12, 2643–2651 (2018). doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b08725

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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 June 2017 - 31 May 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 16.89% Domestic
  • 83.11% 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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