Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang (Nanyang: Samudera Selatan)
Lee Wee Nam Library
Endowment$914 million
ChancellorPresident Tony Tan
PresidentBertil Andersson

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Nanyang) is one of the two largest public universities in Singapore.[1] It is a fast-rising, research-intensive university with the biggest campus in Singapore and the world’s largest engineering college. Its 200-hectare Yunnan Garden campus was the Youth Olympic Village for the first Youth Olympics in 2010.[2]

Campuses[change | change source]

Administration Building
Chinese Heritage Centre, formerly the administrative building of Nanyang University

NTU’s main Yunnan Garden campus is in the western part of Singapore. It has world-class resources for teaching and research. It also has 16 halls of residence and housing for faculty, staff and postgraduate students, as well as Olympic-training-standard sporting facilities. Announced in 2010, NTU’s Campus Master Plan will transform the grounds into a “univer-city” with a bustling campus centre, new residential halls and trendy spaces for learning, research and play. Besides the Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and technology hub, one-north. The university is also setting up a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.[3]

Colleges, schools and institutes[change | change source]

NTU has 33,500 students in the Colleges of Engineering, Business, Science and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. It also has many renowned researchers among its professors. In 2013, NTU will accept its first batch of medical undergraduates at its medical school with Imperial College London, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.[4][5]

College of Engineering Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine

College of Science

College of Business Archived 2006-10-09 at the Wayback Machine

College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Archived 2011-11-26 at the Wayback Machine

Autonomous entities

Institutes and centres

NTU has more than 70 institutes and centres. Among them are:

Partners[change | change source]

NTU has programmes with institutions from around the world. Key partners include Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington in the United States; leading Asian institutions such as Peking University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Waseda University; and European institutions like Cambridge University, ETH Zurich, Imperial College London, Karolinska Institutet and Technische Universität München. NTU is also a partner of choice for leading companies and government agencies. Its major industrial partners include Infineon, Robert Bosch, Rolls Royce, Thales, Siemens and Toray Industries.

Rankings[change | change source]

In 2011, QS World University Rankings ranked NTU among the top 100 universities in the world. The university rose 16 places from its 2010 ranking to occupy the 58th position. This makes it one of the fastest-rising universities in the top 100 on the ranking, as well as the fastest-rising Asian university. On this ranking, NTU is the 12th leading Asian university globally.[6] In 2011, NTU became the first university in Asia to receive the maximum five stars under the QS Stars rating system.[7] Other universities with a 5-star rating include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.

NTU’s College of Engineering is the world’s largest, with research output among the top five globally.[8] It is also the sixth most cited engineering college in the world.[9] Its business school’s MBA is ranked among the top 35 globally.[10] The S Rajaratnam School of International Studies is ranked first among university-related think-tanks in Asia and 13th globally.[11]

Alumni[change | change source]

Arts and media

  • Lim Jim Koon: Pioneer editor of the Lianhe Zaobao daily
  • Joanne Peh: MediaCorp actress
  • Stefanie Sun: Award-winning singer
  • Tan Swie Hian: Renowned artist
  • Pei Haozheng: Origami artist[12]


  • Dr Hew Choy Sin: Leading horticulturalist
  • Dr Liew Choong-Chin: Leader in disease-specific genomics research
  • Dr Ong Beng Soon: Inventor extraordinaire

References[change | change source]

  1. The other one is the National University of Singapore.
  2. "The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Village". Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  3. "NTU Campus Master Plan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  4. Lee Foundation makes $150 million gift to NTU's new medical school Archived 2020-07-28 at the Wayback Machine News release, 4 January 2011
  5. Partridge, M. R. (2013). Redefining medicine, transforming healthcare: the Lee Kong Chian school of medicine. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 42, 165-167.
  6. QS World University Rankings
  7. QS Stars evaluation system
  8. Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators[permanent dead link]
  9. Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators[permanent dead link]
  10. "Global MBA Rankings 2011". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  11. "The Global Go-To Think Tanks 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  12. "UNFOLDING IDEAS". Retrieved 2022-08-07.

Other websites[change | change source]