NUSRI – Education


NUSRI (National University of Singapore (Suzhou) Research Institute) aims to be a platform to bring together professionals and scholars from China, Singapore and around the world to learn and share experiences and knowledge. Tapping into the teaching and research excellence of NUS (National University of Singapore) and her affiliated organizations, NUSRI organizes seminar, workshop, and executive training for professionals and scholars, and China immersion program for students. NUSRI also provides relevant information on educational opportunities in NUS to students and scholars.


Upcoming Events:

-          (NUS 2012/2013, Semester 3) 12 May – 12 June 2013, Summer@Suzhou (Study Trip #1) include a course on China Economy and Culture (4MC) @   Soochow University, or

-          (NUS 2012/2013, Semester 4) 23 June – 24 July 2013, Summer@Suzhou (Study Trip #2) include a course on China Economy and Culture (4MC) @  Soochow University


Past Events:

-          4 – 6 January 2013, School of Computing Research Workshop 2013

-          9 Dec 2012 – 2 January 2013: Winter@Suzhou 2012

-          17 June – 28 July 2012: Summer@Suzhou 2012

-          9 July – 25 July 2012: Study Trip of Department of Architecture



NUSRI works closely with many units in NUS to organize educational programs and events. Below is a listing of some of these units in NUS and their brief introduction. Programs and courses organized by these units can be considered to be held fully or partially in NUSRI. Feel free to contact us at should you be interested in further information on them or their offerings.  


1.     Institute of Systems Science

The ISS (Institute of Systems Science) is known for its broad-based advanced professional continuing education in Information Technology specializing in Software Technology and Engineering Practice and provides industry with Strategic IT Management, e-Business and Knowledge Management expertise. ISS was established in 1981 with focus on the development of a strong and cohesive, industry-oriented educational programmes. She is ISO9001 certified for the provision of short courses, postgraduate programmes, consultancies and joint projects. In particular, her Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis program is designed for IT graduates to advance their career, and non-IT graduates in crafting a new career path in the IT industry. This twelve-month program includes a 5 to 6 months internship with an IT corporation. 


2.     LKY School of Public Policy  

The LKYSPP (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) was established in 2004 with the mission of educating and training the next generation of Asian policymakers and leaders. Its objectives are to raise the standards of governance throughout the region, improve the lives of the region’s people and, in so doing, contribute to the transformation of Asia. Although the School was formally launched in 2004, she has inherited a rich legacy left by her predecessor, the Public Policy Programme, set up in 1992 in partnership with the John F Kennedy School of Government (KSG) at Harvard University. To this day the School continues to maintain its strong partnership with KSG. At the same time, the School has developed new partnerships with Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Besides one PhD and three Masters programmes, the School also offers a diverse range of high quality executive programmes.


3.     e-Government Leadership Center

The IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) together with the ISS and the LKYSPP are the three partner institutions behind this Centre. The eGL shares the knowledge and lessons learnt in Singapore e-Government with government participants around the world to help in accelerating the achievement of the development goals of their respective countries.  The eGL also aims to provide a stimulating environment for participants to learn from one another as she continually builds on the intellectual capital on e-Government leadership. An example of a recent short course to government officials is on building intelligent cities.


4.     NUS Extension

The NUS Extension is the continuing education arm of the NUS for more than 40 years since 1966 as the Extra-mural Studies Department of the then University of Singapore. All these years, she has dedicated to provide a meaningful and enriching experience for lifelong learners. She offers a wide range of courses in professional and management, enterprise leadership, entrepreneurship development, and personal development. In addition, she has organized public administration, human resource management, and economic development programs (plus field trips in Singapore) related to Singapore’s development for senior China officials.  


5.     Risk Management Institute

The RMI (Risk Management Institute) was established in 2006 as a research institute at NUS dedicated to the area of financial risk management. The establishment of RMI was supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). RMI aims to be a world-class center in risk management through research, education and training. Besides a Master degree program in financial engineering, she organizes short courses in risk management such as credit risk management in corporate or SME lending, and Basel III and economic capital.    


6.     Strategic Technology Management Institute

The STMI (Strategic Technology Management Institute) within the School of Computing in NUS was jointly appointed by the Singapore WDA (Workforce Development Agency) and IDA in 2009 to provide training that is intended to best reflect the present and emerging needs of the infocomm industry. She combines the best in conceptual theory and knowledge with real world applications into executive programmes for professionals in infocomm industry under the national Infocomm Competency Framework (which is a framework that articulates competencies and skills required for different infocomm occupations and lists relevant training programmes available to build these skills).


Updated on Feb 2013