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In Good Company: Subra Suresh wants NTU at cutting edge of research

New president envisions discoveries from uni that will change the world, make global impact

We are talking about ivory-tower research versus science oriented towards practical applications and Professor Subra Suresh, the new president of Nanyang Technological University, is explaining that sometimes it is difficult to draw clear lines.

Just as there were sceptics who thought it frivolous when Bose Corp announced its noise-cancelling headphones in 1986.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Subra Suresh wants NTU at cutting edge of research'. Print Edition | Subscribe