Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50.
The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.
NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.
Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.
NTU's five-year strategic plan, NTU 2015, maps out how it will become a great global university by 2015. Under this, NTU will build on its current strengths and heritage to make its mark internationally in five areas – sustainability, healthcare, new media, the best of the East and West, and innovation. The areas leverage NTU’s diverse strengths, particularly its longstanding expertise in engineering and business, and the interfaces these have with various disciplines such as healthcare, science and the humanities. With almost S$849m of research funding in the area of sustainability, NTU is already a global leader in this area.
NTU has set up a medical school jointly with Imperial College London to meet the challenges of ageing and healthcare in Singapore. The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, an autonomous institution, will pioneer medical innovations and bring about enhancements to the healthcare system.