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Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


NTU is a global university on a rapid rise​. Ranked 39​th in the world, it is also the world's top young elite university. NTU is a vibrant hub for learning and a hotbed for research at the confluence of the most important disciplines.

Whether you are a student, professor, alumnus, partner or donor, you will find a myriad of programmes and initiatives in NTU that will interest you.

NTU is a microcosm of the world. Its international reputation and standing has enabled us to attract the best and brightest students, including a growing number of top students in Singapore. It prepares its students for a globalised world and it does research that will improve the lives of mankind and benefit humanity.

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. In 1991, NTI merged with the National Institute of Education to form Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The alumni rolls of the former Nanyang University were transferred to NTU in 1996. NTU became autonomous in 2006 and is today one of the two largest public universities in Singapore.

The Alumni Service Award was first set up in 1996 to recognise alumni who have rendered outstanding service and contributed in furthering the interests of the University and its alumni. Most of the previous winners played pivotal roles in their alumni associations.

The Nanyang Alumni Awards was launched in 2005. Nominations are accepted for four award categories – Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award, Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award, Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Nanyang Alumni Service Award. Awards are presented to alumni who have either attained exemplary achievements in their fields of specialisation either nationally, regionally or internationally, or have contributed significantly to the betterment of the University, community or society at large.

With over 190,000 alumni across the globe, NTU treasures and recognises their efforts for making NTU a better place, reinvigorating the Nanyang spirit and strengthening the University's commitment to using its resources for the public good. All award recipients will receive a Trophy and Certificate of Commendation. Each award carries a formal citation and offers public recognition.

For the third consecutive year, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has made big strides in world university rankings. It is now placed No. 41 in the world and is the fastest-rising Asian university in the Top 50. In the rankings of the world’s top 400 universities released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) today, NTU climbed 6 spots from 47th place last year, improving its scores in faculty citations, reputation among international employers, and student faculty ratio.

In total, NTU has moved up 33 notches in the QS world rankings over the last three years, reaffirming its standing as the fastest rising Asian university in the world’s Top 50. NTU is one of only two young global universities in the Top 50. NTU broke into the world’s Top 50 when it rose by 11 places to No. 47.

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Besides the six undergraduate schools in the colleges of engineering, there are another six schools in business, science, and humanities, arts and social sciences. There are also two graduate schools, a national institute of education and more than 70 research centres.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798
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NTU has 2 campuses in Singapore. The main campus is a 200-ha residential, garden campus located in the south-western part of Singapore, near the Jurong West Extension area. This campus is easily accessible by two expressways, the Pan-island Expressway (PIE) and Kranji Expressway (KJE). It is also near the Boon Lay bus interchange and the Boon Lay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

By Car:

The university is served by two entrances: Jalan Bahar entrance and Pioneer Road North entrance.

By Bus:

Two public buses ply from the Boon Lay bus interchange to the campus, they are SBS bus service no. 179, 179A and 199. Each goes round the campus in a separate loop, starting and ending at the Boon Lay bus interchange.


Take the MRT East-West (Green) line and alight at Boon Lay MRT Station. Thereafter, take Singapore Bus Service (SBS) bus service no. 179 or 199 at the Boon Lay bus interchange located just next to the MRT station.