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 October 2019 - 30 September 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 October 2019 - 30 September 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
623 239.95

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 76 31.72
Life Sciences 124 27.16
Chemistry 279 127.54
Physical Sciences 277 107.17
30 12.42
37 14.80
50 24.16
16 5.39
5 0.29
8 0.17
19 6.59
4 1.22
40 16.75
1 0
1 0.11
4 0.60
4 1.42
4 1.26
3 1.18
24 9.81
3 0.06
10 3.45
14 7.48
Self-healable sticky porous elastomer for gas-solid interacted power generation
Linker-mediated self-assembly of mobile DNA-coated colloids
Temporal pressure enhanced topical drug delivery through micropore formation
Nanoparticle elasticity regulates phagocytosis and cancer cell uptake
Realizing small-flake graphene oxide membranes for ultrafast size-dependent organic solvent nanofiltration
Mitigating cavitation erosion using biomimetic gas-entrapping microtextured surfaces (GEMS)
One-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride conducting channel
Excitons in 2D perovskites for ultrafast terahertz photonic devices
Illuminating subduction zone rheological properties in the wake of a giant earthquake
Expedient synthesis of E-hydrazone esters and 1H-indazole scaffolds through heterogeneous single-atom platinum catalysis
Ordered colloidal clusters constructed by nanocrystals with valence for efficient CO2 photoreduction
Hot carrier extraction in CH3NH3PbI3 unveiled by pump-push-probe spectroscopy
Electrically control amplified spontaneous emission in colloidal quantum dots
Nontrivial quantum oscillation geometric phase shift in a trivial band

Highlight of the month

All about that BACE2

© GSO Images/Getty

© GSO Images/Getty

Brain organoids grown from the reprogrammed hair cells of people with Down syndrome have revealed a gene that can act as a natural suppressor of Alzheimer’s disease.

Around 70% of people with Down syndrome develop dementia during their lifetimes. This is because, with three copies of chromosome 21, they inherit an extra copy of a gene involved in making amyloid-β, the sticky protein that can clump in the brain, leading to neuronal loss.

A similar percentage of the lab-grown ‘mini brains’ created by scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and elsewhere also showed the hallmark features of Alzheimer’s disease. The pathology could be induced, however, by genetically eliminating the third copy of BACE2, a gene found on chromosome 21.

The researchers detailed how BACE2 acts as a dose-sensitive suppressor of Alzheimer’s — a finding that could now be exploited therapeutically to forestall neurodegeneration in people both with and without Down syndrome.

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  1. Molecular Psychiatry (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-0806-5

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1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 14.91% Domestic
  • 85.09% 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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