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TOWARDS A UNIVERSITY OF GLOBAL EXCELLENCE. Professor ER Meng Hwa Deputy President Nanyang Technological University. 19 October 2003. Excellence in University Education. NTU VISION. University of Global Excellence; Steep in Ideals, Passion, Creativity & Entrepreneurialism. NTU MISSION.

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Professor er meng hwa deputy president nanyang technological university

TOWARDS A UNIVERSITY OF GLOBAL EXCELLENCE

Professor ER Meng HwaDeputy PresidentNanyang Technological University

19 October 2003

Excellence in University Education


Ntu vision
NTU VISION

  • University of Global Excellence; Steep in Ideals, Passion, Creativity & Entrepreneurialism


Ntu mission
NTU MISSION

  • Educating Leaders & Advancing Knowledge for Singapore and Beyond


  • NTU: Facts and Figures

  • Established in 1981 on the 200-hectare ground of the former Nanyang University.

  • 10 Constituent schools / institutes:

    • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    • School of Computer Engineering (SCE)

    • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

    • School of Materials Engineering (SME)

    • School of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE)

    • School of Biological Sciences (SBS)

    • School of Communication and Information (SCI)

    • Nanyang Business School (NBS)

    • National Institute of Education (NIE)

    • Institute of Defence & Strategic Studies (IDSS)


  • NTU: Facts and Figures

    • Additional schools being formed –

      • Physical Science

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

      • Design and Media

    • Residential campus with beds for about 9000 students in 15 Halls of Residence

    • Physical space: 200 hectares land, more than 400,000 sq m of academic space


  • NTU: Facts and Figures

    • Undergraduate degrees in 7 engineering disciplines, Biological Sciences, Business, Accountancy, Communication Studies, Science/Arts with Education

    • 42 Graduate degrees at Master level;

    • 29 Graduate degrees by research at Master and PhD levels.

    • Total student population of about 25,050; total staff strength of about 3,550

    • Presently, there are about 1100 enrolled as PhD students.

    • Alumni strength of about 80,000

    • Overseas network with about 197 universities in 36 different countries.



Ntu academic programmes total student enrolment ay02 03 25 054
NTU: ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESTotal Student Enrolment AY02-03 = 25,054

* Includes Postgraduate/graduate Diploma Students

# NIE Diploma Students



8 key strategic directions
8 Key Strategic Directions

  • Building a comprehensive university

  • New undergraduate experience

  • Positioning research for greater impact & relevance

  • International Strategy

  • Student & professor centric mindset

  • Building a distinct culture & character

  • Creating entrepreneurial environment & ecosystem

  • New dimensions of learning


Global links
Global Links

  • Satellite Engineering U of Surrey

  • Environmental Engineering Stanford University

  • Innovation in Manufacturing MIT

  • Systems & Technology

  • Materials Engineering Cambridge University

  • All Engineering Fields Imperial College

  • Advanced Numerical MIT

  • Engineering Simulations U of Southern California

  • U of Queensland

  • Tsinghua University

  • Biomedical Sc & Engrg U of Washington

  • Caltech; U of Miami

  • Hotel Management Cornell

  • Financial Engineering Carnegie Mellon

  • Management; Civil Engrg Shanghai Jiaotong U


  • Key collaborative programmes established

  • in recent years

    • Research and education in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engrg, Medicine & Biology with University of Washington

    • Research collaboration and manpower training with Zhejiang, Shanghai Jiaotong, Xi’an, Tianjin and Huazhong Universities

    • MSc in Financial Engineering with Carnegie Mellon University

    • Dual MBA programme with University of St Gallen

    • Nanyang Fellows Programme with Sloan School of Management

    • Dual MSc in Human Factors Engineering withLinkopping University


  • Key collaborative programmes (contd.)

    • Joint degree with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

    • Executive MBA programme, dual MSc in Environmental Management and Construction Management with Shanghai Jiaotong University

    • Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (TIP) with University of Washington

    • Asian Business Case studies & joint Executive Programme with University of Western Ontario

    • Project Discovery for B.Acc with University of Illinois

    • World Internet Project with UCLA

    • Asian Environmental Engineering Alliance with KAIST, Univ of Tokyo, National Taiwan UnivandUniv of Hong Kong


  • Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)

    • NTU hosts the ‘Innovation in Manufacturing Systems & Technology (IMST)’ programme

    • Commenced in Yr 2000 – intake of 27, 34 and 44 for Yr 2000, 2001, 2002 respectively

    • IMST Fellows from NTU, MIT engineering faculty, Nanyang Business School and Sloan School of Management

    • Joint research activities with MIT IMST faculty have been established.

    • Presently, there are 10 SMA PhD students; 13 NTU faculty participate in the SMA.


  • Singapore-Stanford Programme (SSP)

    • Recently established NTU-Stanford initiative; forged at faculty level

    • Under EDB’s World Class Universities Programme; initial duration of 5 years

    • Joint development of MSc and PhD core courses in Environmental Science and Engineering

    • NTU & Stanford professors co-teach at both locations; some courses also to be taken by regular NTU and Stanford graduate students; face-to-face and distant learning modes

    • 2003 – 1st intake of 18 students

    • “Clean Water Programme”



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