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.
A less than electrifying welcome
Despite the advantages of nuclear energy, there is low public support for its development in Southeast Asia, according to a study led by Prof Shirley Ho of NTU's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and information.Published on 31 Oct 2022
Locking carbon deep in the Earth
Studying how carbon is recycled in the deep Earth, researchers from NTU and the University of Cambridge aim to develop better ways to help solve the carbon dioxide crisis.Published on 05 Sep 2022
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