The Nanyang Technological University is an autonomous university in the island nation of Singapore. The Nanyang Technological University was established in 1981. The university has an endowment of $914 million Singapore Dollars. The chancellor of the university is President S R Nathan. The president of the Nanyang Technological University is Dr. Su Guaning. The university has a faculty strength of around 1,100. Around 3,739 staff work at the Nanyang Technological University.
The total number of students at the university is around 28,949 of which around 20,206 are undergraduate students and around 8,743 are graduate students. The Nanyang Technological University, generally referred to as NTU, is a world-renowned research university. It is very highly ranked in almost all major university rankings of the world. Its programs and degrees are regarded with a lot of respect all over the world.
The Nanyang Technological University is affiliated to the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Global Alliance of Technological Universities. The Nanyang Technological University is also famous for its 200 hectare garden campus which is also known as the Yunnan Garden Campus. This article aims to provide information about Nanyang Technological University and its programs. Read on for more.
The NTU has 4 colleges. The 4 colleges themselves comprise of 12 schools. The College of Engineering has the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Computer Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering and School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The College of Science has the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences. The Nanyang Business School is synonimosly the business college of the NTU as well. The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences has the School of Art, Design and Media, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Apart from these colleges and schools, there are some autonomous entities, institutes and centers at the Nanyang Technological University as well.
The autonomous entities are the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore and National Institute of Education. The institutes and centers at the Nanyang Technological University are the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Confucius Institute, Lien Chinese Enterprise Research Center, Energy Research Institute and Institute for Media Innovation.
The Nanyang Technological University has tie-ups and associations with some of the best universities in the world. Some of these institutes and universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Caltech, Cornell University, University of Washington, Beijing University, Waseda, Cambridge University, Imperial College of London etc.
The Nanyang Technological University regularly features among the top 100 universities in the world. In 2009, the THES-QS World University Rankings ranked it at number 73 in the world. The Nanyang Technological University also focuses on all-round development within its campus. For the first Youth Olympic Games to be conducted in 2010, the NTU has been chosen as the Olympic Village.