In the most detailed interview he has given since taking charge as President of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in January, Professor Subra Suresh speaks to Associate Editor Ravi Velloor on his vision for the university, practical applications of science, China's rise in research, the quality of Singaporean students, and his own humble origins.
The following is a slightly abbreviated text of his remarks, edited for clarity and context.
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