Breaking Boundaries in Innovation

Collectively, the instructional Colleges, Schools, autonomous institutes and pan-university entities and thematic research institutes and centres conduct basic and applied research in the natural and life sciences, engineering and technology, medicine and healthcare, social sciences and the humanities.  Cooperation with the National Institute of Education is intensifying as lifelong learning grows in importance.  In addition, NTU hosts industrial-scale testbeds and demonstrators as key assets for attracting commercial partnerships. Research priorities evolve continually, requiring intensification through new centres and programs to answer seminal scientific questions, conduct feasibility studies, and deliver a flexible workforce.  Through continuous renewal, the vibrancy and competitiveness of NTU are preserved.

Research Centres of Excellence (RCE)

Fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies

Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities

Advancing the new science of digital molecular analytics to drive a paradigm shift in biomolecular measurement and diagnostics, and transform global health

Discover more about theme-focused research

The Photonics Institute (TPI) • Emerging Nanoscience Research Institute (EnRI) • Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) • Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) • Temasek Laboratories @ NTU • Active LIving for the ElderLY (LILY) • Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)

List of Research Institutes & Centres

NTU Corporate Labs and Industry Joint Research Collaborations

NTU sustains joint projects with over 200 companies with the largest engagements through the Corporate Laboratories that include leaders such as Rolls Royce, Hewlett Packard and Delta Electronics. The co-location of faculty, staff scientists and engineers, and technology managers provides the opportunity for professors to recognise customer needs, while companies receive insights into breakthrough research. Students benefit through internships and exposure to research in commercial settings that often pave the way for future employment. These arrangements, enabled through co-funding from government agencies, place NTU at the nexus of the knowledge and innovation space in Singapore.