Published on 18 Nov 2020

Largest number of highly cited researchers in Singapore comes from NTU Singapore for third successive year

Thirty-eight scientists from NTU Singapore have been recognised for their research influence – the highest number among institutions in Singapore. This is the third year that NTU has had the greatest number of highly cited researchers amongst institutions in Singapore.

The 38 scientists are among over 6,000 international researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list by Clarivate Analytics, a US-based data company. The annual list identifies and celebrates the world’s most influential scientists in terms of their impact on the research community, as measured by the rate at which their work has been cited by others over the last decade.

The 2020 list records NTU’s highest number of scientists in the ranking since it started seven years ago, after reaching a high of 33 scientists in 2019 and 2018. The NTU scientists on this list focus on research in areas covering: clean and renewable energy, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, and environmental sciences – all areas that align with the University’s commitment to deliver technologies and solutions to shape a better future for all.

NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Prof Lam Khin Yong said: “To address today’s wide-ranging and complex issues in areas such as environmental sustainability and future healthcare, we need to tear down old barriers between disciplines and encourage collaboration among faculty from various fields. NTU has been driving this interdisciplinary approach to research by tapping on its Schools, labs, research centres and institutes. This will catalyse the development of breakthrough ideas and technologies out of NTU, and into the world.”

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list and executive summary can be found online here.

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