15 July 2018
Nanyang Technological University has received a $7.6 million donation that will go towards providing a postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems.
The donation came from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a Swedish educational endowment fund.
The Singapore government will match the contribution, bringing the total proceeds for the programme is $11.4 million. The programme will enable postdoctoral candidates to do research at the university under the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship.
In total, NTU will receive $16.4 million in total for the fellowship, inclusive an additional $5 million set aside by the Wallenberg Foundation in support of its postdoctoral fellows.
Up to five Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship awards will be given each year over five years.