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 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

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 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC 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.

452 192.88 192.88

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 195 82.35 82.35
Chemistry 257 133.22 133.22
Earth & Environmental Sciences 25 7.27 7.27
Life Sciences 78 12.65 12.65

Highlight of the month

Off-site workers prove effective

© Photography by ZhangXun/Moment/Getty

© Photography by ZhangXun/Moment/Getty

The binding of an anticancer agent to the proteins that spool around DNA helps an unrelated drug — one used to treat rheumatoid arthritis — to bind more efficiently in cancer cells.

Together, the two drugs kill many more ovarian cancer cells than either agent alone.

A team co-led by researchers at Nanyang Technological University showed that the therapeutic synergy results from a ‘domino’ model of drug attachment to the histone proteins that package DNA. After the anticancer drug RAPTA-T binds the DNA, it changes the shape of the histone in a way that makes it easier for the antirheumatic agent auranofin to bind at a distant site, different to the one where it normally acts.

While this kind of ‘off-site’ activity often leads to problematic side effects, in this case, it enhances the drugs’ destructive power against tumours.

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  1. Nature Communications 8, 14860 (2017). doi: 10.1038/ncomms14860

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1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 16.99% Domestic
  • 83.01% International

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

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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