The Singapore-ETH 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 first research 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.
Through the two programmes, the centre provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment to a community of PhD, postdoctoral and professorial researchers working on diverse themes. Researchers at the centre actively collaborate with local and foreign universities and research institutes, and engage with industry and government agencies to find practical solutions to real-world issues.
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.
As part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) in Singapore, the Singapore-ETH Centre is set within a research hub alongside centres set up by MIT, TUM, UC Berkeley, Shanghai Jiaotong and other leading universities within an ecosystem that facillitates collaboration and exchange.