Issue 92, November 2010

Campus News

  • NTU unveils its five-year strategic blueprint – a comprehensive plan to make its mark globally in five areas: sustainability, healthcare, new media, the best of the East and West, and innovation.
  • NTU's Provost receives the prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal for his work in biochemistry, joining 15 Nobel laureates among others since 1921 who have been accorded the honour for shaping the world through research.
  • NTU and the Tianjin government ink plans to set up a college offering research and graduate programmes in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.
  • The new Imperial College London-NTU Medical School aspires to be a role model in meeting Singapore’s future healthcare needs.
  • The International Academic Advisory Panel notes the “remarkable progress” NTU has made in becoming a world-class research-intensive university.
  • Two new CREATE centres with a focus on sustainability bring leading global partners and fresh synergies to NTU’s research drive.
  • College of Engineering Dean Prof Pan Tso-Chien receives a prestigious national defence technology award for pioneering the development and use of innovative underground technologies in Singapore.
  • NTU and the Action Community for Entrepreneurship have jointly become the third Founding Member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, a global entrepreneurship think-tank.
  • Proceeds from the sale of a cookbook written by the daughter of former Singapore President Wee Kim Wee will benefit students of NTU’s communication and information school.
  • Green, “power-stingy” and accessible. The solar-powered I-slate, developed at NTU’s Institute of Sustainable & Applied Infodynamics, is everything a low-cost electronic notepad is supposed to be – and more.
  • A new PhD programme in immunology, jointly developed by NTU and A*STAR, could spell hope for cancer patients and sufferers of infectious diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.