National University of Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, with a history spanning over 100 years. Established in 1905 and currently ranked 31st and 3rd in the QS World University Rankings 2010 and QS Asian University Rankings 2010, NUS is a multi-campus university of global standing, with distinctive strengths in education and research with an entrepreneurial dimension. Its diverse and cosmopolitan community of over 30,000 students from over 100 countries contribute to a rich learning and living environment across three campuses – its principal 150-hectare Kent Ridge campus, Bukit Timah campus and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore in Outram.
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Established in 2004 in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore has quickly established itself as one of the leading public policy schools globally. Our core mission is to educate and train policymakers and leaders from the public and private sector who will help transform Asia through good governance.
The school has a unique Asian focus and bridges the gap between prevailing theories in the West and best practices emerging in the East. Its strategic location in the region allows our students to study in one of the best public policy laboratories in the world while immersing in the wider Asia Pacific region.
With over 400 scholars enrolled in four Masters and PhD programs from over 50 countries, we offer unparalleled diversity in the classroom. Our students and alumni are senior government officials, ambassadors, senators, editors, social entrepreneurs, and aspiring leaders – from every age group and every corner of the globe. LKY School students learn to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets and institutions. They experience the nexus of academic rigor and real-world relevance. And they leave prepared to create positive social change.
Master in Public Policy
The MPP program is a two-year program for young professionals and recent graduates. Students learn the fundamental skills of public policy analysis from the disciplines of politics, economics, and public management. They also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a specific area by electing to focus their studies on one of five areas of concentration: Development Studies; Economic Policy and Analysis; International Relations and Security Studies; Social and Environmental Policy; and Public Management and Governance. Finally to provide an element of direct practical experience, MPP students undertake a public policy or management study (the Policy Analysis Exercise) for a client in the public, private or non-profit sector.
The MPP also offers the invaluable opportunity for qualifying students to obtain a double degree from the LKY School as well as from one of our partner institutes which include Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) or University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP). Students spend one-year in Singapore and the second year in New York, London, Paris or Tokyo.
Student profiles: http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/MPP_Students.aspx
Master in Public Administration
The one-year Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme is designed to enhance the effectiveness of mid-career professionals in managing and resolving complex multidimensional policy issues. The MPA programme places great emphasis on management and decision-making and also helps students develop policy analysis skills and leadership abilities.
Student profiles: http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/MPA_Students.aspx