A presentation from the 2015 Sydney conference, hosted by ER Meng Hwa, Vice President of International Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Nanyang Technological University.

The presentation was entitled ‘NTU Singapore, the world’s top young university from the cosmopolitan city of Singapore’. 

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked #1 among the world’s best young universities. This plenary shares the story of the world’s fastest-rising young university and how Singapore, a cosmopolitan city, defines and supports the NTU brand and its progress in international rankings.

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2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Er Meng Hwa - NTU Singapore: the world’s top young university from the cosmopolitan city of Singapore

Er Meng Hwa has been with Nanyang Technological University for 30 years and has held several key management and leadership positions.

He is the first Singaporean and the first academic in Asia to be conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the London-based Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to engineering research, education, and public service.

He is an invited member of the Executive Committee for Global E3 of the Institute of International Education (IIE) based in New York, USA.

A brief history of NTU:

  • 1955: Founded as Nanyang University (Nantah; 1955 –1980)
  • 981: Establishment of Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI)
  • 1991: Establishment of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • 1991 –2001: Focused on education of engineers & business graduates for Singapore market
  • 2001 –2006: Establishment of several new disciplines
    –School of Biological Sciences (2001)
    –School of Humanities & Social Sciences (2004)
    –School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (2005)
    –School of Art, Design & Media (2005)
  • 2006 –2011: Heavy investments in research & recruitments
  • 2010: Establishment of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in collaboration with Imperial College London (first intake in AY2013)
  • 2014: Establishment of Asian School of The Environment

If you want to find out more about attending this year’s conference please visit our conference page or get in touch via email.