Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and medicine. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past six years. The NTU Smart Campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum.

NTU is home to world-class autonomous institutes - the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering - and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises about 5,000 faculty and researchers.

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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) published between 1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
616 230.71

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 79 32.08
Physical Sciences 269 97.54
Life Sciences 108 19.97
Chemistry 274 125.65

Highlight of the month

Fatty acid fights ageing



A fatty acid produced by microbes in the gut could help fight the ageing process.

Our gut microbiota changes as we grow older, but it is unclear what effects this evolution has on our physiology.

A team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, transferred bacteria-containing stool from healthy older mice into young recipients. After a couple months, the young mice showed increased intestinal growth, enhanced neuronal production in the brain, and activated expression of a lifespan-extending hormone in the liver.

The benefits arose specifically from bacteria that produced a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate during the breakdown of dietary fibre. This fatty acid on its own had the same anti-ageing effects when fed to young mice in a liquid solution.

The findings suggest that butyrate-producing microbes act as a natural defense against ageing-related declines — and that supplementing diets with this fatty acid could help combat many of the ravages of ageing.

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  1. Science Translational Medicine 11, eaau4760 (2019). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aau4760

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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 15.55% Domestic
  • 84.45% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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