Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is placed 12th globally, and 1st among the world’s best young universities for five consecutive years (QS university rankings). It is also ranked 5th worldwide for engineering and technology.

Home to 33,000 students, NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts, social sciences, and education, and has a joint medical school with Imperial College London.

Ranked the top university in the world for citations in artificial intelligence (Nikkei and Elsevier 2017) for the period 2012-2016, NTU is embracing digital technologies for better learning and living as part of its Smart Campus vision. It has partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Volvo, Delta Electronics, and Singtel in many areas of societal importance and impact that include artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, smart transportation, computing, personalised medicine, healthcare and clean energy.

The NTU Smart Campus is not only a living testbed of tomorrow’s technologies, but it is also frequently listed among the world’s Top 15 most beautiful university campuses. It has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a medical campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.

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1 August 2017 - 31 July 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 August 2017 - 31 July 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.

545 221.96

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 259 130.33
Physical Sciences 270 112.92
Life Sciences 99 18.41
Earth & Environmental Sciences 44 16.29

Highlight of the month

A glowing solution to data security

© Stocktrek Images / Getty

© Stocktrek Images / Getty

Scientists have developed a simple and low-cost method for producing long-lived phosphorescence from organic materials that could provide a new way to encrypt and decrypt confidential information, according to a study in Science Advances.  

Some crystalline organic materials can emit ultra-long room temperature phosphorescence (URTP) in which the glow from excited atoms remains observable for seconds to several hours, and is used in applications ranging from biological imaging to storing confidential information.

However, producing and maintaining the high-quality crystalline structures necessary for URTP is very challenging.  

Now, a China-Singapore team, which includes researchers from Nanyang Technological University, has created high-quality crystalline films of URTP made from organic materials that can emit phosphorescence for several seconds after being exposed to ultraviolet light of a specific wavelength at room temperature.

By creating UV-responsive URTP materials, the work could lead to new devices for applications in bioimaging, information storage, and data security.  

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  1. Sci. Adv. 4, 9732 (2018). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aas9732

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1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 16.79% Domestic
  • 83.21% 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.

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