Director's Message

Sustainability is one of humanity’s grand challenges of our time, impacting all life and demanding ambitious solutions. NTU, as an internationally leading research-intensive university and a global citizen committed to the wellbeing of a shared world, seeks to mitigate the environmental, social, and economic challenges of building a sustainable tomorrow. NTU sustainability office will facilitate this through research, education, community engagement and smart campus initiatives by tapping on NTU’s existing disciplinary core strengths. This office will strive to deepen, strengthen and integrate sustainability initiatives across NTU. Looking forward to working with internal and external stakeholders to pave the way towards a sustainable future.

Professor Madhavi Srinivasan
Executive Director, NTU Sustainability Office

Our Commitments

NTU supports and promotes the principles of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in the following ways.  

Good health and well-being
  • Respond to the needs and challenges of healthy living and ageing through science, technology research and innovation.
  • Strengthen NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine as one of the key pillars of HealthCity Novena, a new holistic ecosystem that includes health services, research and education.
 
Quality education
  • Educate and train the next generation of thinkers, innovators, leaders and lifelong learners in varied sustainability related courses, programmes and topics through science and art of learning.
  • Encourage the use of digital technologies to improve working, learning and living experiences on campus.
 
Affordable and clean energy
  • Undertake clean energy and autonomous vehicle development and pilot projects both on and off campus.
  • Large-scale implementation of photo-voltaic cells.
  • Convert all NTU buildings to Green Mark Platinum certification.
 
Sustainable cities and communities
  • Support efforts for on-campus test-bedding projects in areas including innovative green energy, lower carbon footprint and waste management technologies.
  • Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) Programme: Building local food safety capabilities to support growing innovation in food production and manufacturing and developing new food safety standards.
 
Responsible consumption and production
  • Aim to halve our net energy utilisation, water usage, and waste generation each by March 2026, compared to the levels of 2011.
 
Climate action
  • NTU Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) has a newly awarded MOE TIER 3 SEA-level programme (SEA2) & NRF National sea-level programme to provide sea-level rise projections for Southeast Asia.
  • NTU EOS has partnered with NASA jet propulsion lab and Caltech’s ARIA system to conduct natural hazard monitoring and disaster response. A flagship remote sensing laboratory for emergency response and climate monitoring.

 

Partnerships for the goals
  • Share NTU’s unique strengths in educational research, EdTech, science of learning and pedagogical techniques through strategic collaborations with other institutions, industries and academia.

Information for investors

Nanyang Technological University’s Sustainability Framework provides further information on the University's sustainability commitments and how it plans to achieve its goals.

Please read PwC’s report on the findings of NTU’s process for the selection of key performance indicators and calibration of sustainability performance targets in connection with NTU’s Sustainability-linked Bond Framework in October 2021.

For more information on the inaugural issuance of NTU's sustainability-linked bond, read this news release.