Imperial and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have formed a wide-ranging partnership in research, education, innovation and enterprise.

The two universities are establishing the NTU-Imperial Health, Sustainability and Technology Hub, which will focus on collaborative research in fields of scientific research and development that tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for healthcare
  • Healthy cities and pollution
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Business and management
  • Neuroscience
  • Infectious disease modelling.

The new NTU-Imperial Research Hub builds on existing areas of collaboration, such as in joint education and research initiatives. The two universities continue to fund innovative education programmes and research projects that support early-stage collaboration among academics, researchers, and students.

Through the new Research Hub, the two universities will explore ways that new technology can be harnessed to improve diagnostics, treatments, and care of patients.

NTU and Imperial will also combine their expertise in energy, materials, and decarbonisation to help create more sustainable cities and a zero-pollution society.

The universities will seed fund the most innovative ideas and develop joint research proposals for ambitious and large-scale research grants. They will also carry out joint training for PhD students and early career researchers and promote academic and knowledge exchange between the institutions.