As a leading research-intensive university, NTU acknowledges the need and responsibility to respond to environmental, social, and economic challenges.
NTU has built its strengths in sustainability over the years through a wide range of offerings and achievements in education, research, technological innovation, artistic creativity and service to society. To build on this momentum to do our part for the environment, the University has a 15-year manifesto that will guide its actions and solidify its reputation as one of the global leaders in sustainability.
The unifying theme of the manifesto is NTU’s belief that its efforts towards sustainability begin on campus, and its actions must match its words. To that end, the University aims to:
- Achieve carbon neutrality by 2035;
- Achieve 100% Green Mark Platinum certification for all eligible buildings on the main NTU campus;
- Reduce by 50 per cent NTU’s net energy utilisation, water usage, and waste generation, by March 2026, compared to the baseline levels of 2011.
Learn about our sustainability efforts by clicking through each of our strategic research domains below.
Message to the NTU community and media release
Research Centres focusing on sustainability
Discover the innovations undergoing research, development and testing at our featured research centres.
The NTU sustainability office strives to integrate sustainability initiatives across NTU through research, education, engagement & smart campus initiatives.
At NTU Singapore, we are supported in our sustainability efforts by the following industry partners.
Making wearables greener and chargeable on the go
Three ultrathin energy devices have been developed by NTU scientists to help power wearable devices.Published on 12 Aug 2022
Singapore and Greece researchers develop a new method to estimate the resistance experienced by ships in seaways
The method aims to optimise shipping operations, with the aim of minimising greenhouse gas emissions.Published on 05 Aug 2022
Counting on carbon to power the world
NTU scientists are using carbon-based materials to power the age of electronic innovations.Published on 24 Nov 2021
Prof Shane A. Snyder receives 2021 Clarke Prize for his outstanding contributions to water science and technology
The Clarke Prize is a prestigious award that recognises thought leaders in water research, science, technology, or policy.Published on 27 Oct 2021