NTU Signs Smart City MOU With Tsinghua & Fudan

The joint research programs will focus on making urban environments more livable for people of all ages.

AsianScientist (Jul. 15, 2015) – The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has signed memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with Tsinghua and Fudan Universities for two research programs in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Singapore.

The two MOUs were signed by Professor Lam Khin Yong, chief of staff and vice president (research) at NTU, and Professor Xue Qikun, vice president of Tsinghua University. The signing ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2015, with the President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, and the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, as witnesses.

The MOU between the Joint NTU-UBC Research Center of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY) and the National Engineering Laboratory on E-commerce Technologies (NELET), Tsinghua covers a research program on smart, livable cities, while the MOU with the Shanghai Key Laboratory in Intelligent Information Processing (SKLIIP), Fudan will focus on developing crowdsourcing technology.

A joint workshop, titled Crowd Science Innovations, was held in conjunction with the MOU signing ceremony. At the workshop, the Tsinghua NELET – NTU LILY Joint Lab was officially launched by Lam and Professor Chai Yueting, director of NELET and the National E-commerce Standardization and Regulation Working Committee.

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Source: Nanyang Technological University.
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