Development and Urbanization
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. As ETH Zurich's only research centre outside of Switzerland, the centre intend to strengthened the research capacity of ETH Zurich to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges in Switzerland, Singapore and the surrounding regions.
Through its two urban related programmes, the Singapore-ETH Centre intent to serve as an intellectual hub for research, postgraduate and postdoctoral training, and entrepreneurship, bringing together principal investigators and researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. To promote the exchange of ideas and expertise, researchers at the centre actively collaborate with universities and research institutes in Singapore and in overseas. Engagement with industry and government agencies also helps researchers translate knowledge to action by providing practical solutions to real-world problems. Since 2017, the Singapore-ETH Centre is leading the inter-institutional Cooling Singapore research project in developing a roadmap to improve thermal comfort in tropical Singapore. The project is a collaboration with Singaporean based centres established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Munich and with the National University of Singapore. The knowledge transfer from Switzerland to Singapore will be discussed, the interaction with local authorities will be highlighted and the framework of collaboration within the different Universities in the Cooling Singapore project will be presented.