Ranked 9th in the world for engineering and technology

ÉTS partners with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University

December 4, 2014
Travelling abroad to study at one of the world’s best universities or work with its researchers… is a dream that ÉTS students and researchers can now achieve more easily thanks to a new framework agreement with Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The Singapore-based university ranks 9th in the world for engineering and technology according to QS World University Rankings.

Starting in spring 2015, ÉTS students will be able to take part in student exchange programs with NTU and study at its renowned engineering departments. Two of these departments jointly rank 4th in the world behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Berkeley University, and Stanford University, namely, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the School of Computer Engineering. A total of 16,000 students are enrolled in NTU’s engineering faculty, including 4,000 at the graduate and post-graduate levels.

Future partnerships with NTU researchers

Students are not the only ones who will benefit from this agreement – ÉTS researchers, too! As a result, they can work with their peers at NTU, particularly in areas such as aeronautics and nanotechnology, two fields in which both establishments excel. Partnership can take the form of research projects, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship.

In addition, ÉTS researchers will eventually enjoy access to the Global Alliance of Technology, an international group of research universities that includes the California Institute of Technology (Caltech in the U.S.), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH in Switzerland), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech in the U.S.), Imperial College of London (United Kingdom), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China).

A culture based on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer

Along with its reputation, NTU has numerous assets. In 2013, it was the leading university in terms of generating revenue from innovation and technology transfer with industry. In other words, innovation and technology transfer are part of its DNA. Also, NTU partners with major industry leaders, including Rolls Royce, BMW, and Lockheed Martin.

It owns and operates the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC), whose mission is to teach entrepreneurship to its undergraduate and graduate students.

NTU is the only Asian university funded by the Kauffman Foundation, one of the leading U.S. foundations with $2 billion in capital.

This partnership agreement will provide exciting new opportunities for ÉTS students and researchers.

To find out more:

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technopreneurship
Global Alliance of Technological Universities
The Kauffman Foundation
QS World University Rankings

For information related to the framework agreement:

Dung Pham (Yung Pham)
Office of International Programs - ÉTS
514 396-8800, extension 7358

For information
Chantal Crevier
Service des communications - ÉTS
514 396-8800, poste 7893


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