Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is a young, research-intensive university that has earned a global reputation for academic and research excellence within a short span of time.
A fast-rising university, NTU is ranked 11th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 and has been placed No. 1 among the world’s best young universities since 2014.
With strengths in engineering, science, business, education, humanities, arts and social sciences, NTU delivers a holistic education to a cosmopolitan mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students representing about 100 nationalities. In partnership with Imperial College London, NTU has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
The lush NTU campus, named one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world, is home to about 33,000 students as well as 5,000 faculty and researchers. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
Internationally recognised schools
Helmed by Professor Bertil Andersson, winner of the 2010 Wilhelm Exner Medal, an honour bestowed on the world’s best scientists, NTU has achieved global distinction across multiple disciplines.
In engineering and technology, NTU is ranked 4th worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, with the Schools of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Materials Science taking 6th and 7th places respectively. With six schools, NTU’s College of Engineering is among the top nine globally for research output and the 5th most cited in the world (Essential Science Indicators 2017).
Mirroring this success is the College of Science, whose young chemistry department is ranked 5th among universities in the Nature Index Global 2016. Boosted by research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU is also strengthening its foothold in areas such as biomedicine and life sciences.
The well-established Nanyang Business School is regularly featured among the leading business schools in Asia, with its MBA programme consistently rated top in Singapore since 2004 by The Economist.
Hub of innovation and research
Known for research excellence and technological innovation, NTU leads the top Asian universities in normalised research citation impact (Clarivate Analytics’ InCites 2015). In the 2016 Nature Index Global, NTU is placed 32nd among the world's universities and first in Singapore.
Interdisciplinary in focus, NTU’s high-impact research includes areas of global concern, such as sustainability, healthcare, new media and future learning. NTU hosts two national research centres of excellence – the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) – that are tackling important questions in environmental sustainability and public health.
NTU is also home to world-class institutes. The National Institute of Education trains teachers in Singapore, which is known for having one of the most successful education systems in the world.
The S Rajaratnam School of International Studies ranks among the world’s top 30 university-affiliated think tanks and runs the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, long recognised as a world authority on strategic studies and security research.
Other key institutes at NTU include the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, and Institute on Asian Consumer Insight, all with a focus on applied research.