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Nanyang Technological University

4.3 out of 5 (20 ratings / 10 reviews) Singapore, Singapore
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

About

History

Inaugurated on 1 July 1991, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) started out as a teaching university which has today transformed into a research-intensive global university.

Its predecessor institution, Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI), was set up in 1981 on the grounds of the former Nanyang University to educate practice-oriented engineers for the burgeoning Singapore economy.

Education

Today, NTU is a research-intensive institution recognised globally for its impactful research, education and innovation, with strengths in many areas shaping the 4th Industrial Revolution. The NTU Smart Campus is a living test bed for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and a model of sustainable living.

Research

As a leading university, research is integral to NTU. It has a vibrant research culture and has created a name internationally for its work in fields such as advanced materials, biomedical engineering, clean energy and environment, computational biology, intelligent systems, nanotechnology and wireless and broadband communication.The strong research culture has resulted in many world-first inventions. In order to continue to contribute and excel at the highest level, NTU through its Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) has formed an advisory panel of several Nobel laureates.

Career

Embracing administrative excellence, NTU also offers a unique professional career to its management and support members. Nestled amid lush greenery in the west of Singapore, it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, it offers you all of the adrenaline-pumping challenges no different from the fast-paced corporate world. Opportunities are abound for your professional development and growth if you also embrace excellence and challenges.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
11 1
2019
12 -1
2018
11
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
43 6
2019
49 6
2018
55
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
48 3
2019
51 1
2018
52
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
73 23
2018
96 5
2017
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The iNTU portal provides a smooth one-stop access experience for NTU students, faculty and staff. You only have to sign on once to access:

  • NTU email
  • NTU courses schedules and registration
  • NTU online library with eJournals, databases and exam papers
  • Online course material through NTULearn
  • NTU calendar
  • NTU podcasts of lectures

Housing services

  • Faculty Housing consists of six housing clusters located within the residential zone on campus -- Nanyang Heights, Nanyang Meadows, Nanyang Grove, Nanyang Terrace, Nanyang View & Nanyang Valley.
  • There is a variety of housing types consisting of apartment blocks, maisonettes and semi-detached houses. Units have either 2 or 3 bedrooms. Floor areas range from 59 to 200 sqm.

Library services

Art, Design & Media Library

Business LibraryChinese LibraryCommunication & Information LibraryHumanities & Social Sciences Library Lee Wee Nam LibraryWang Gungwu LibraryLibrary Outpost

ICT services

SBS IT Services provides computing services and support for the School’s academic and research activities.Please refer to the below on the areas that you are interested in,IT Resources Intranet Sites:The following sites are available only to SBS Staff.

  • SBS Computer Lab information
  • SBS AV - A one stop AV information Site for SBS staff
  • Self-booking of Meeting Rooms for SBS Staff

Medical services

  • All matriculated full-time undergraduate, graduate, inbound exchange and inbound non-graduating students who have paid the Student Health Service Fee are eligible for the Medical Scheme.
  • This Fee is collected through the student bill.
  • The Scheme covers visits to clinics managed by the ​Fullerton Healthcare Group.
  • For details of the Scheme and listing of clinics, please click here.
  • NTU staffs are eligible for the Flexible Benefits (FlexBen@NTU)

Student Life

Campus life

It is no secret that hall residents get so much more out of their undergraduate experience as compared to those who commute. They very quickly settle in to university life and become comfortable with the campus environment.

International students are advised to make arrangements for housing before they depart for Singapore. Besides on-campus housing, NTU students live off-campus in student hostels or rent rooms in private homes near by.If you intend to apply for on-campus housing, please do so before the relevant deadline.

Sports facilities

  • 400m Running Track
  • Artificial Turf Main Field
  • Artificial Turf Multipurpose Field
  • Archery Range
  • Cricket Practice Cage
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Sports & Recreation Centre
  • Hall of Residence
  • Multipurpose Court
  • Sports & Recreation Centre
  • Hall of Residence
  • Street Soccer Court

Student clubs

The Nanyang Technological University Students’ Union (NTUSU) is governed by a set of rules specified in the Constitution and Regulations, which helps to ensure that the integrity of the Union. The office-bearers of the Union executes their roles and responsibilities with aligned objectives, as stated in the Constitution and Regulations.

Accreditation

We have been accredited by the AACSB for both business and accounting since 2005. AACSB accreditation is a hallmark of excellence in management education. It assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business education and accounting. Institutions accredited by the AACSB:

Student Reviews

Studying Chinese
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am exposed to fields such as linguistics, history and translation studies. It's definitely a memorable and crucial experience in my education.

My little trip in NTU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Comprehensive courses which built my base of knowledge greatly. Good facilities and helpful and objective professors. The only chance I get to really do the things I like in life; pure research in mechanical engineering (I'm a full-time employee and it doesn't get enough boring/restrictive in what i want to work on, plus there is a lack of resources for such activities in...

MSc degree at NTU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have no regrets about pursuing my Master's from NTU. However, being a research intensive university, there are professors who don't really care about teaching. So some courses might be a bit difficult because you have to do it yourself. Singapore is a beautiful place and NTU has a lovely campus. Expenses are high because Singapore is an expensive place so you have to...

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