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Celebrating 30 Years of Momentum

In just three decades, NTU has risen to stand among the world’s best universities. Despite our short history, NTU has a track record of sparking ideas and insights, and pioneering bold moves in education, research and innovation.

NTU is home to thought leaders and change makers who have contributed to its meteoric rise and made us all proud to be part of the OneNTU community. To commemorate NTU’s 30th anniversary, this digital time capsule is intended to hold the most impactful memories of your time at NTU.

Share a unique memory, achievement or innovation that you feel is a significant part of NTU’s legacy. If your entry is chosen to be among the 30 to be preserved in the time capsule as part of our collective memory, you will be invited to a special event where the time capsule is sealed. So, tell us a story that will inspire future generations of the OneNTU community in 2041.

Letter from NTU President Prof Subra Suresh to the NTU Community

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Prof Subra Suresh reflects on NTU’s journey and the way forward as the university marks its 30th anniversary. Paying tribute to the NTU community for steering it to global distinction, he encourages students, staff and faculty to continue building on the university’s 30 years of momentum.

He outlines some of the activities marked for the birthday year and sees the celebrations as a platform to draw broader attention to what NTU has achieved and where it is headed. 

Commenting on the significance of creating a time capsule, Prof Suresh invites the NTU community to contribute items that will offer future generations a glimpse of the current times. He also calls on the university community to continue to strive for excellence and to realise the vision for NTU 2025.

Letter from Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education to the class of the future

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Be inspired by the hopes and ambitions penned by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, in his open letter for the Class of 2041. Referring to the graduating class as “the architects and pioneers of the SG100 generation” he shares some of the norms and traditions currently practiced, and others that may still be a part of future generations.

Stressing on the continued relevance of acquiring cross disciplinary skills and building global networks, he encourages them to build on their foundational skills and common values to lead Singapore into the next century.

Share your most inspiring memory


Tell us what makes your memento special and why it should be preserved in the time capsule. You may contribute anything from documents and images to videos and audio files.

moments that matter

Browse through the gallery below and give a thumbs up on your favourite memorabilia submitted by other contributors.

Share your best memories with friends and family using #NTUsg30. Invite them to join the celebrations.

Build a memory bank

The deadline to submit your entry is now closed. Thank you for your interest. From this collective memory bank, 30 will be chosen to be preserved for posterity and sealed in the time capsule.

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    Past, Present and the Future

    This is the place that holds some of my most significant milestones. It is where I have graduated from student to faculty member. It is also where I met the love of my life, and where, one day, my daughter may choose to write her own story. 

    Breaking the 32-year-old National Men's Javelin Record in November 2020

    My record-breaking throw of 61.07m at the Singapore Athletics Performance Trial is my biggest achievement to date.

    A stunning performance of 1,200 butterflies fluttering on campus

    The Loop is a beautiful and environmentally-friendly piece of artwork that utilises the wind to move its 'wings'.


    NanoSun launches Singapore’s first 3D-printing plant for water filtration membranes

    3D printing technology launched in 2018 makes printing a water purification membrane as easy as printing a Word document.