The Singapore-ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich - The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF’s CREATE (Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise) campus.
The centre serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, postgraduate and postdoctoral training, aimed at providing practical solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on sustainability. The centre's first programme - the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) combines science and design for a sustainable urban future with an Asian perspective. Launched in 2014, the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) programme seeks to develop a framework, methods and tools to make critical infrastructure systems more robust and resilient.
Based in Singapore, the centre is the only research centre set up by ETH Zurich outside of Switzerland. Through the two programmes, the centre brings together principal investigators from Switzerland and Singapore and researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. In the course of our work, we also actively collaborate with universities and research institutes to promote the exchange of ideas and expertise. In 2017, the Singapore-ETH Centre led the inter-institutional Cooling Singapore research project to develop a roadmap to improve thermal comfort in tropical Singapore, in collaboration with CREATE centres established by MIT, TUM and with NUS.
Across our programmes and projects, our engagement with industry and government agencies helps us to put knowledge to action by providing practical solutions to real-world problems. Find out more about our partners