Globally ranked among the top research and technology organisations in the environment and water domain, the NEWRI ecosystem strives to take its lab-scale innovations to innovative engineered solutions for the water and environmental markets. With ‘Research-Engineering-Deployment’ (RED) as its guiding philosophy, NEWRI bridges deep research with cutting-edge innovation, robust engineering coupled with industry-level translation, to field applications, piloting and deployment at full scale in real life settings. Through industrial and CSR projects with commercial and social impact, NEWRI continuously strives to make a difference towards developing a true circular economy through efficient reuse innovations, and harnessing the value in waste.
The NEWRI ecosystem comprises five Centres of Excellence (AEBC, ECMC, EPMC, R3C, and SMTC), business development and a philanthropic initiative, an innovation cluster and a post-graduate education unit in environmental science and engineering, that form an inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional ecosystem to provide holistic environmental engineered solutions.
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Specific Activities regarding Postgraduate Education and Research
The NEWRI Education Unit endeavours to prepare students in the fundamentals and for professional careers, and who are imbued with a passion for sustainability. This helps provide for an effective source of manpower for the industry and shapes future leaders for Singapore, the region and beyond – leaders who are sensitive to environmental needs and sustainability.
As the education arm of NEWRI, the unit collaborates closely with various colleges and schools, especially with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Schools (IGS) for the recruitment of NEWRI students. While the candidates are enrolled with the respective schools for their course work, their research work is supported by NEWRI’s research centres in well-equipped laboratories with capacities and capabilities related to their particular domain, including membranes, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematical modelling and waste management.
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