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 December 2017 - 30 November 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 December 2017 - 30 November 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.

568 230.12

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 278 141.75
Physical Sciences 274 107.50
29 12.17
22 10.93
60 33.25
28 10.07
2 0.07
11 0.49
14 6.71
4 0.78
38 15.55
1 0.30
2 0.36
4 1.27
2 0.12
9 2.79
1 0.03
22 4.64
4 0.70
4 0.63
6 0.48
11 6.18
Earth & Environmental Sciences 62 23.22
Life Sciences 91 21.27

Highlight of the month

Space radars show mountain moved by nuclear tests

© DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/Getty

© DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/Getty

Observations from space have helped narrow down the location of North Korea’s 2017 nuclear test to within 50 metres.

Despite global agreements to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, North Korea continues its nuclear testing programme and conducted its sixth weapon’s test in September 2017. The explosions were detected by an international seismic activity network, which placed the tests beneath Mount Mantap.

A team led by researchers from Nanyang Technological University have used radar imaging of the mountain to show that the explosions caused its top to sink half a metre, as well as spread out about 3.5 metres from the centre. Applying assumptions about regional rocks, the researchers combined their surface observations with the seismic energy data and calculated that the test took place 450 metres underground, and was 10 times as explosive as the Hiroshima bomb.

Spaceborne sensing could improve estimates of the location and force of covert underground nuclear tests.

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  1. Science 361, 166–170 (2018). doi: 10.1126/science.aar7230

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 17.3% Domestic
  • 82.7% 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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