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Buzz on The Hive

Learning at NTU has a new icon in a 24-hour hub for students, which opened in October. Chrystal Chan checks out what is setting The Hive a-buzzing and what students love about it



The Hive is a place where you can take selfies or photographs. I also like its unique design and concept. With a café and library, there is a lot of activity, especially during lunchtime, and it's located in the South Spine, which adds vibrancy to the area. Where else on earth can you find a place like The Hive? – Steffanie Joy

A Top 10 Instagram spot in Singapore. – Geo Wynn

You don't have to go all the way to Lee Wee Nam Library to find engineering and science textbooks anymore! – Huang Junye

My next favourite study spot. – Kevin Le Nguyen



A hideout with a view and good carbonara! – James Moo



The open-style classrooms and lights are good for studying! – Lee Chuen Heng



A new learning concept: flipped classrooms bringing buzz and vibrancy to the open-style learning experience. Great job! – Wei Siang

Really love it! – Lee Rongqin



NTU calls it The Hive. We call it the Dim Sum Building. Whatever it is, it definitely looks pretty dope. – Vasanth Elangovan

It looks like the BMW building in Munich! – Azhar Roy

Doing away with the standard lectures and working in smaller groups really inject in me that excitement of coming to class. – Elysia Tan

A symbol of NTU and a hive of student activities! – Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills)

This is a university building like no other. It defies the norms of traditional university buildings and redefines them with its iconic shape and unusual use of space. Within it lies the future of learning in Singapore. – Prof Bertil Andersson NTU President
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