07 Feb '11, 10am

NTU to build mini city on campus

SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled an ambitious masterplan to transform its Yunnan Garden campus into a mini city in the next five years. Key to the masterplan is a new Campus Centre that would form the heart of the university. The centre, which would feature retail shops, cafes, and even a cinema, will be located alongside academic and residential facilities. NTU said all this is to encourage interaction between staff and students. There will also be a network of parks, ponds and pedestrian walkways, with roads served by electric buses and electric bicycles. By 2014 a new medical school and research centre will be built and 5,000 new hostel spaces will follow a year later. NTU said teaching is also set to change, with smaller classrooms and technology that emphasise interaction between lecturers and students. There will also be a new focus ...

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