Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and medicine. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past six years. The NTU Smart Campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% 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).

Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises about 5,000 faculty and researchers.

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1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020

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 2019 - 31 July 2020 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.

Count Share
638 238.54

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 280 104.27
28 11
35 13.81
49 22.93
21 6.17
3 0.26
9 0.18
18 6.55
5 1.25
40 16.27
1 0
1 0.11
4 0.73
3 0.87
4 1.26
3 1.18
24 9.12
3 0.56
11 3.61
18 8.41
Chemistry 296 132.69
Earth & Environmental Sciences 71 29.68
Life Sciences 120 24.02

Highlight of the month

A pollen paper that moves in moisture

© NNehring/Getty

© NNehring/Getty

A paper made from pollen grains can propel itself in response to humidity. This discovery provides an eco-friendly, biocompatible material for applications such as soft robots, artificial muscles and sensors.

A team at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, prepared the material by incubating pollen grains in a hot alkaline solution and pouring the resulting gel into a Petri dish. The thickness and other important properties of the paper could be tweaked by adjusting the processing conditions.

The paper swelled when it absorbed water, but the close packing of the pollen particles prevented the water from diffusing. This meant that only the area in contact with the water swelled, causing the paper to curl. By combining two strips of different pollen densities, and hence different curling responses, the team created a swatch that propelled itself when exposed to humidity.

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  1. PNAS 117, 8711–8718 (2020). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1922560117

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 14.71% Domestic
  • 85.29% International

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

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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