SUTD sets up research centre in China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City to promote low carbon net zero solutions

21 Nov 2023

Lianhe Zaobao, 21 Nov 2023, 新科大在中新天津生态城设研究中心 推展低碳净零解决方案​

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will set up a research centre in China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City to conduct research and innovation on zero carbon goals.
SUTD issued a statement on Tuesday (November 21) announcing that the research centre will be established in partnership with the China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee (ECAC) and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC), under the auspices of the Tianjin Eco-City project.
Committed to cultivating talents, in partnership with governments, academia and industry in Singapore and China
The statement said the centre will be committed to partnering with Singapore and China’s governments, academia and industry to cultivate talents and co-innovate solutions for sustainable and low-carbon development. Areas of partnership include joint research and development programmes, education and training, and enterprise development between Singapore and Tianjin.
SUTD president, Professor Chong Tow Chong, described the centre as an innovation hub for next generation net-zero solutions. He said: "Tianjin Eco-City is the perfect location for the centre given its position as a front-runner in eco-city development. We are excited to be partnering ECAC and SSTEC to achieve even higher standards in environmental, social and smart-city developments, focusing on the broad theme of research 'Towards a Zero Carbon Goal'."
Mr Teo Eng Cheong, CEO of SSTEC, said: "SUTD is the first Singapore institute of higher learning to set up a centre in the Eco-City. It will greatly enhance the innovative development of green and low carbon technologies, promote talent development, broaden the market for companies and drive the development of green and low-carbon industries in the Eco-City."
SUTD has also signed two memorandums of understanding with Tianjin University and China Green Building Council (ChinaGBC), a national non-profit academic organisation that promotes green building development in China.
After completing their undergraduate studies, students from Tianjin University can pursue a Master of Science in Technology and Design (Sustainable Product Design) at SUTD.
SUTD will also work with ChinaGBC to provide continuous education and training for built environment industry players, and organise and support sustainable development activities.