Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a prestigious institution that was established in 2009 in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With a strong emphasis on design, technology, and entrepreneurship, SUTD has gained recognition for its innovative approach to education and research.

SUTD offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including Architecture and Sustainable Design, Engineering Product Development, Engineering Systems and Design, and Information Systems Technology and Design. The university’s curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in their chosen field while fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and critical thinking. SUTD’s new Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI) program combines a comprehensive study of digital technologies and cutting-edge AI advancements, fostering a deep understanding of how to leverage these tools for innovative solutions in various sectors, from healthcare to urban planning. The program emphasizes cross-disciplinary collaboration, empowering students to harness AI’s potential for creative problem-solving and sustainable design solutions. Through this unique fusion, SUTD is fostering a new wave of design thinkers adept at leveraging AI to shape a more resilient and inclusive future.

One notable achievement of SUTD is its state-of-the-art campus, which is designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration. Designed by renowned architecture office UNStudio, the campus features cutting-edge facilities, including design studios, fabrication labs, and research centers. This environment encourages hands-on learning, innovation, and the application of theoretical knowledge to real-world problems.

SUTD has established research centres and institutes that focus on areas such as advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, data science, and urban sustainability. These research endeavors have led to numerous breakthroughs and collaborations with industry partners. Since it’s past 7 year collaboration with Massachusets Institute of Technology, the university has since collaborated with ZheJiang University and Singapore Management University, and National University of Singapore.

Furthermore, SUTD has gained recognition on a global scale. It consistently ranks among the top universities in the world, emphasizing its commitment to excellence in education and research. The university’s partnership with MIT has also strengthened its international reputation and provided valuable opportunities for students and faculty.

SUTD research centres


The AI Mega Centre at SUTD serves as a pioneering hub for groundbreaking research and innovation in artificial intelligence. With state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary approach, it fosters collaborative endeavors, training the next generation of AI leaders. Through its cutting-edge initiatives, the center drives transformative advancements in diverse fields, propelling Singapore’s position in the global AI landscape.


SUTD’s DesignZ thrives as a vibrant nexus, fostering dynamic creativity and interdisciplinary synergy. With an emphasis on cultivating design innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, it empowers students to hone a versatile skill set and a human-centric approach, poised to tackle intricate global challenges. Through its robust community and industry alliances, DesignZ nurtures the forthcoming generation of visionary design pioneers.


NAMIC at SUTD serves as a leading catalyst for additive manufacturing and 3D printing innovation. Through collaborative research and industry partnerships, it drives transformative advancements in materials science and manufacturing technologies, positioning itself as a pivotal hub for fostering breakthroughs in diverse sectors, from healthcare to aerospace, solidifying Singapore’s global competitiveness.

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