Engineering students at NTU have built a large automated escape room of 120 square metres equipped with advanced technologies such as robotics, augmented reality, face recognition, sound and light sensors, and even holographic displays.
Research done by Asst Prof Bobby Cheon and Dr Aaron Sim from NTU School of Social Sciences showed that people are likely to snack less if they anticipate eating a meal that is healthy and filling later in the day. But if the impending meal is portrayed as "healthy" because it is significantly lower in calories – instead of one that is healthy because it contains essential vitamins and antioxidants, for instance – participants have a greater tendency to snack more before that.
NTU’s Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) organised an international conference on Singapore's role in the Belt and Road Initiative. At the conference, it launched its Lien Research Programme on Belt and Road Initiative, as well as a new book “Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists”, which was written together with the China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation (CIPSI) at China’s Renmin University, and commissioned and produced by the Asia Philanthropy Circle.
A team of researchers from NTU and Tan Tock Seng Hospital has developed a smart medical device that could enable early intervention for patients with congestive heart failure. The portable innovation, which resembles a stethoscope, is made up of an acoustic sensor connected to a smartphone.
A joint study by researchers from NTU and clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital has yielded insights into how doctors can better communicate the value of clinical investigations to patients.
NTU has appointed Prof Simon Redfern, an accomplished mineral physics professor at Cambridge University, as the new dean of its College of Science.
NTU Singapore scientists have developed a ‘contact lens’ patch with microneedles that could be a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma. The proof-of-concept patch, successfully tested in mice, is covered with biodegradable microneedles that deliver drugs into the eye in a controlled release.
NTU received a $4 million gift from the Estate of Irene Tan Liang Kheng to establish and endow new Master's degree scholarships and grants at the NIE.
NTU Singapore has announced the winners of the first Singapore-India Hackathon. Twenty teams of three university students each from India and Singapore, participated in a 36-hour challenge to propose innovative solutions for a “Smart Campus”.
NTU Singapore is pioneering the use of 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education in Singapore. Just last month, students at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, jointly set up by NTU and Imperial College London, started learning anatomy with 3D-printed specimens. The made-in-NTU 3D-printed specimens are the latest example of NTU turning to innovative learning tools to prepare its medical students, as the medical education landscape shifts in tandem with the influx of digital technologies.