Director's Message

I wish you a warm welcome to the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Science at the highest level is the hallmark of IAS@NTU since its establishment in 2005, with the interdisciplinary study of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology as fundamentals, and materials, electronics, nanotechnology, computing and engineering as applications. IAS provides scholars a haven for creative freedom ranging from uncovering the structure and deep symmetries of nature to the development of new algorithms to the creation of innovative devices and technology in tackling humanity’s grand challenges. IAS strives to enhance the quality of education, to create new opportunities for our students and postdoctoral fellows to learn about the world and to raise community awareness on emerging scientific and technological advances.

In line with NTU 2025 strategic plan, IAS is committed to provide an interactive catalytic platform for eminent scholars in the pursuit of enduring knowledge. IAS catalyses and communicates cutting edge and ground-breaking science and engineering studies by our NTU research community. IAS also facilitates ideas exchange and spearheads cross-disciplinary scholarly work across disciplines and institutions between local and international researchers for impactful research outcomes at NTU and beyond. IAS engages world-class scholars and intellectual leaders to visit, interact and collaborate with our faculty leading cutting edge research projects to further elevate the academic standing of NTU and Singapore on the global map. IAS organises and sponsors activities ranging from lectures and topical conferences/workshops to cross-disciplinary frontier research conferences, distinguished lecture series as well as advanced schools to promote research excellence.

I welcome you to explore IAS@NTU and join our community to discover the latest scientific and technological advancements.

Professor Sum Tze-Chien 
Director, Institute of Advanced Studies
Nanyang Technological University

Director Institute of Advanced Studies NTU

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The Institute was established in 2005 to pursue at the highest level. It has grown from strength to strength, catalysing and spearheading cross-disciplinary scholarly work across disciplines and institutions between local and international researchers for impactful research outcomes.