The NUS University Town (UTown), the first of its kind in Singapore’s higher learning landscape, opens its doors in 2011. Located across the NUS Kent Ridge campus, this is where some 2,400 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students and 1,000 researchers will work, live, and learn in close proximity.
Undergraduates staying in the Residential Colleges have the opportunity to combine the vibrancy of campus living with an exciting multidisciplinary academic programme. Graduate students moving into the Graduate Residence can look forward to facilities dedicated to the university’s growing graduate community. Top researchers from world-class research institutes will gather under one roof to form loci of innovation at the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).
With purposeful facilities designed to encourage an open exchange of ideas, this is where creativity, innovation and enterprise will flourish.
Research being the wellspring of understanding and creativity, UTown will feature cutting-edge research facilities – a 60,000 sqm Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) launched by the National Research Foundation.
It aims to be a world class research facility and hosts research centres which undertake research on biomedical and physical sciences. Students at UTown will get to interact with top researchers in their quest for new discoveries and innovations.
The CREATE complex maximizes the use of daylight, testbed solar technologies and collect water for recycling. Laboratories will be built in a way that allows for easy reconfiguration, in view of the changing and varied needs of the research groups.
When completed in 2011, CREATE will house the research centres of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as some 1,000 researchers.
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