Monash University is an Australian public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1958, it is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. Monash is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s eight leading research universities. Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities – 80th in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2017–2018) and 21st in the World’s Most International Universities in 2017 as released by Times Higher Education. Monash is home to major research facilities including the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct, and the Australian Stem Cell Center. Monash also participates in a number of cooperative research centers and is affiliated with internationally-acclaimed research institutes including the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, the Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health. In 2016, Monash generated $353 million in total research income. The recently-launched Woodside Innovation Center at Monash University is focused on researching industry-wide technology innovation opportunities in the Australian and global oil and gas industry. The Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) partners multidisciplinary student teams from Monash University with leading Australian and global industry partners and allows students to collaborate and design innovative solutions to real issues in today’s business world. Since the establishment of Monash Innovation, invention disclosure rates have increased and research commercialization has maintained a strong positive trajectory.NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and at its Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine which was established jointly with Imperial College London. Leading the top Asian universities in normalised research citation impact, NTU is placed 35th
globally and first in Singapore in the 2017 Nature Index. Interdisciplinary in focus, NTU’s high-impact research includes areas of global concern such as artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, healthcare, new media and future learning. NTU hosts two national research centres of excellence, the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and Earth Observatory of Singapore, tackling important questions in environment and medicine. It is also home to world-class institutes. The National Institute of Education trains all teachers in Singapore, which is known for having one of the most successful education systems in the world. Other key institutes are the Energy Research Institute @ NTU and the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute. NTUitive, the university’s innovation and enterprise arm, has spearheaded the creation of over 100 companies, and manages more than 600 patent families and over 900 invention disclosures. NTU was ranked 54th
in the NAI’s Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016. NTU’s 200-hectare (500-acre) garden campus is frequently named among the Top 15 most beautiful in the world. An environmentally sustainable campus, 95 per cent of its buildings are Green Mark Platinum-certified (equivalent to LEED-Platinum certification in the USA).