(L-R) Prof Louis Phee, Dean, College of Engineering, Prof Ling San, Deputy President and Provost, Guest-of-Honour, Second Minister for Education, Dr Maliki Osman, NTU President Prof Subra Suresh, Prof Lam Khin Yong, Senior Vice President (Research), and Prof Simon Redfern, Dean, College of Science at the launch of the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB).
NTU Singapore today officially launched the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) – a new academic unit that aims to become the pioneering model for excellence in interdisciplinary education and research.
Jointly set up by the Colleges of Engineering and Science, the interdisciplinary school is a first-of-its-kind academic unit to be established between any two Colleges within NTU and aims to be a model for interdisciplinary learning for other NTU schools and academic institutions in the region.
Created as part of the NTU 2025 strategic plan to better equip students for the interdisciplinary challenges of tomorrow, the School of CCEB will serve as a platform to foster stronger interdisciplinary synergies across academic units in education, research, and innovation, while also ensuring depth and rigour in the coverage of topics within the disciplines.
The setting up of the new school also follows from the introduction of a university-wide interdisciplinary common core curriculum for all first-year undergraduate students last August, covering topics such as digital literacy, communication and inquiry, ethics, and global challenges.