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NTU and UNSW open joint center to study microorganisms for water and environment technologies
Date:5/10/2010

ur goal of developing world-class innovations in environmental biotechnology for sustainable water and environmental management. This set up marks the beginning of a strong relationship in and an axis in education and research. This will serve as an important building block for further cooperation not only between Singapore and Australia, but also between academia and industry," says NTU Provost, Professor Bertil Andersson.

"UNSW is greatly honoured to be in Singapore today to launch the Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre in partnership with the highly esteemed NTU. The NTU-UNSW-AEBC partnership has grown from academic collaboration between the Faculty of Science at UNSW and NEWRI at NTU in this very important area of research. The opening of this important Centre demonstrates how two leading research teams can benefit from close collaboration, working together for mutual benefit to benefit Singapore, Australia and the region. UNSW wishes to express its gratitude to EDB of Singapore which is strongly supporting this Centre. Through this trilateral partnership we look forward to making significant advances in scientific research," says Professor Les Field, UNSW Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).

AEBC is the latest facility to be launched under NEWRI which was established by NTU in 2007. AEBC will boost NTU's research efforts in the earth's sustainability and play an important role in Singapore's push to be a global hub of water technologies and innovations.

In order to promote greater synergy and trans-disciplinary R&D among its research centres, NEWRI will house all its research centres and groups at a single location in Singapore's first eco-business park, the CleanTech Park developed by JTC, together with the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N). Sited next to NTU, CleanTech Park will house a core nucleus of cleantech activities and serve as an epi-centre for research, innovation and commercialisation in clean technology. I
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Contact: Esther Ang
estherang@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

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