Issue 96, March 2011

Campus News

  • Incoming freshmen can look forward to a new undergraduate experience offering more breadth, choice and flexibility; the revamped curriculum aims to give NTU graduates the edge in tomorrow’s world of work.
  • With its strengths in sustainability research, NTU teams up with two Austrian partners to study how the sun’s energy can be tapped to boost the energy efficiency of buildings.
  • China-focused hedge fund Rega Capital Management pledges the sum over three years for research on financial markets in China and elsewhere.
  • International experts discuss the impact of climate change on food and water security at a symposium organised by NTU’s Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management.
  • Delivering this year’s Chua Thian Poh Public Lecture, Mr Patrick Molle, Co-President of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, explains why all countries should support entrepreneurship.
  • X-5, a plane built by four NTU undergraduates from diverse disciplines, places first in the 2011 Taiwan Unmanned Aircraft Design Competition. Another student-built aircraft finishes third in a different category of the competition.
  • During his visit to the Yunnan Garden campus, Honduran President His Excellency Mr Porfirio Lobo Sosa learns more about Singapore’s education system, including how NTU uses technology to enhance learning.