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.

University Research Institutes

Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE)Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS)
Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research InstituteJoint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY)
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (AI.R)*Joint NTU-WeBank Research Centre on Fintech
Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN)Nanyang Biologics-NTU Joint Laboratory for Drug Discovery and Therapeutics
Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE)Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute (CSIJRI)NTU Integrated Medical, Biological & Environmental Life Sciences (NIMBELS)
CNRS-International-NTU-Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA)NTU-PKU Joint Research Institute
Continental–NTU Corporate Lab: “Future-Oriented Continental's Urban Society (FOCUS) Lab”Office of Research and Technology in Defence and Security (ORTDS)
CSA-NTU Joint Centre (CNJC)Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Laboratory
Cyber Security Research Centre @ NTU (CYSREN)Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
Delta-NTU Corporate LaboratorySingapore Energy Centre (SgEC)
Digital Trust Centre (DTC)Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SCALE@NTU)
Earth Observatory of Science (EOS)S-Lab for Advanced Intelligence
Emerging nanoscience Research Institute (EnRI)Smart Mechatronic Lab for Industrial Collaborative Robotics in Manufacturing (Schaeffler-NTU Joint Lab)
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS)
Fraunhofer Singapore Research (FSR@NTU) Surbana Jurong-NTU Corporate Laboratory
Future Ready Food Safety Hub @ NTU (FRESH)Temasek Laboratories@NTU
GFS-NTU Joint Programme on Advanced ReRAM Technology for Embedded SystemsThe Photonics Institute (TPI)
HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Laboratory


School Research Centres

Advanced Drug Delivery Centre (ADDeC)Centre for Synthetic Biology 
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Centre (AMEC)Centre for System Intelligence and Efficiency (CSIE)
Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI)Centre for Urban Solutions (CUS)
Asian Communication Research Centre (ACRC)Composites Centre
Biosciences Research Centre (BRC)Economic Growth Centre (EGC) 
Centre for Asian Art & Design (CAAD)Electromagnetic Effects Research Laboratory (EMERL)
Centre for Bio-Devices and Bio-Informatics (CBB)F&N-NTU F&B Innovations Lab 
Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science (CBSS)Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-Cube)
Centre for BiophysicsLUMINOUS! Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting & Displays
Centre for Chinese Language & Culture (CCLC) MajuLab
Centre for Developmental Biology, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and InnovationNanyang Centre for Underground Space (NCUS)
Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT)Nanyang Quantum Hub
Centre for Emergent Quantum Materials (CEQM)NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (NTU-JTC I3C)
Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS)NTU-MPA Maritime Research Centre (MRC)
Centre for High Resolution Instruments for Science (CHRIS)Ocular Therapeutic Engineering Centre (OTEC)
Centre for Information Sciences and Systems (CISS)Protective Technology Research Centre (PTRC)
Centre for Infrastructure Systems (CIS)Rapid-Rich Object SEarch Lab (ROSE)
Centre for Integrated Circuits and Systems (CICS)Robotics Research Centre (RRC)
Centre for Micro- & Nano-Electronics (CMNE)Saab-NTU Joint Research Centre
Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering (COLE)Satellite Research Centre (SaRC)
Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT)Silicon Technologies, Centre of Excellence (SI-COE)
Centre for OptoElectronics and Biophotonics (COEB)Strategic Initiative for Bioinspired and Sustainable Materials (IBSM)

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.