National University of Singapore


NUS started out as a modest medical school with 23 students in 1905, founded by a determined group of businessmen led by Tan Jiak Kim, to serve the needs of the local community. Today NUS is one of Asia's leading universities with over 38,000 students accross three different campuses. 

The National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore's flagship university, is widely respected as a leading institution of higher learning. LSE and NUS have been institutional partners for ten years and collaborate on a number of projects, including a dual Masters of Public Affairs, PhD exchanges and a public lecture series.

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Dual Programme/Master of Public Administration (MPA)

LSE offers a Masters of Public Administration within the School of Public Policy with a special emphasis on rigorous empirical training, particularly in economics, econometrics and political science, and the opportunity to spend their second year at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY).

More information on the dual degree.

The LSE-NUS Public Lecture Series

The inaugural LSE-NUS Public Lecture was hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in March 2011 with Professor Stuart Corbridge, Pro-Director of the LSE, delivering his lecture on ‘Good and Bad Inequalities: Or, When and Why Did India Take Off and Who Has Benefitted?’

Since then a number of our faculty members have visited NUS and we have been lucky to hear about the vibrant research that is being undertaken in Singapore. 

Watch Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung's presentation 'From Regional to Global Players: The Emergence of Asian Firms in the Global Economy', about business firms in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan recorded in January 2012.