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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  1. 1. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Postgradasia Live 2008
  2. 2. About LKY SPP – History Established as the Public Policy Programme of NUS in collaboration with KSG, Harvard University 2004 a autonomous Graduate School of NUS Was officially launched as the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, mission To provide opportunities for the education and training of next generation of Asian policymakers and leaders, with the objective of raising the standards of governance throughout the region, improving the lives of the people in the region and, in so doing, contribute to the transformation of Asia 1992
  3. 3. National University of Singapore The National University of Singapore has been ranked 33 rd in the world and 4th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings 2007 conducted by the authoritative Times Higher Education Supplement
  4. 4. National University of Singapore <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary; 14 faculties offering courses from public policy to architecture to medicine to music </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-campus; NUS now spans 3 locations – Kent Ridge, BTC and NUS-Duke Graduate Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment of 24,000 undergraduates and more than 7,000 graduate students from 90 countries </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Graduate Programmes Target STUDENT Profile Master in Public Policy (MPP) Since 1992 <ul><li>Pre- or early-career professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in public affairs </li></ul><ul><li>2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative skills & analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Economics, political science & management </li></ul><ul><li>Recent initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Policy analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Research analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic planners </li></ul>Curriculum FOCUS CAREER Options Master in Public Administration (MPA) Since 2006 <ul><li>Mid-career professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in public affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant experience </li></ul><ul><li>1 year (full-time)/ 2-4 years (part-time) </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making & problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Greater emphasis on management & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-career management positions across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors </li></ul>Master in Public Management (MPM) Since 2001 <ul><li>Senior Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Track-record of public sector leadership </li></ul><ul><li>1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on intellectual renewal and skills enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>1 semester at KSG or SIPA </li></ul><ul><li>Senior positions within the public sector </li></ul>PhD Since 2007 <ul><li>Academically outstanding candidates with a passion for research in public policy </li></ul><ul><li>4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretical frameworks, research methodologies and tools for scientific research </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Think-tanks </li></ul><ul><li>International & Non-governmental Organisations </li></ul>Intake <ul><li>August </li></ul><ul><li>January </li></ul><ul><li>August </li></ul><ul><li>August </li></ul>
  6. 6. Master in Public Policy – Academic Calendar Jul - Dec Jan - May Jan - Jul Aug - Dec Policy Analysis Exercise <ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 4C modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 4E modules </li></ul><ul><li>Valedictory dinner </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 4E modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: (3C + 1E) modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul>
  7. 7. Master in Public Administration (Full-time) – Academic Calendar Mid-Jul - Dec Jan - May May – Mid-Jul <ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 2C+2E modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul><ul><li>Study trip to Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 2C modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & Capstone </li></ul><ul><li>Valedictory dinner </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 2C+2E modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul>
  8. 8. Master in Public Management – Academic Calendar Jan - Apr Sept - Dec May - Jun Jul - Aug <ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 3C + 1E modules </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Attachment programme </li></ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><li>At KSG or SIPA </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 4E modules </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework: 1C module </li></ul><ul><li>Completion & presentation of </li></ul><ul><li>attachment paper </li></ul><ul><li>Exams & break </li></ul><ul><li>At LKYSPP </li></ul><ul><li>Valedictory </li></ul><ul><li>dinner </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Profile Across the Master Degree Programmes <ul><li>Accomplished senior officials with at least 8 years of working experience </li></ul><ul><li>Average age: 35 – 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment: 20 – 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-career professionals with at least 5 years of working experience </li></ul><ul><li>Average age: 26 – 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment: 60 – 75 </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh graduates or with some working experience </li></ul><ul><li>Average age: 22 – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment: 60 – 75 </li></ul>MPM Since 2001 MPA Since 2006 MPP Since 1993
  10. 10. Our Partners To further strengthen our offerings, LKYSPP has established strategic partnerships with top institutions GPPN Double Degree Partners Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sciences Po London School of Economics & Political Science Student Exchange Partners Tokyo University, Graduate School of Public Policy Moscow State Institute of International Relations University University of St. Gallen University of Geneva Other Strategic Partners Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Dubai School of Government 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2
  11. 11. World Class Faculty – Academics and Practitioners Professor Mukul Asher Public Sector Economics and Social Security Issues. Adviser to Chinese and Indian Governments on pensions reform. Adjunct Professor Lim Siong Guan Public Sector Leadership and Change Management. Former Head of Singapore Civil Service and current Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Singapore Professor Neo Boon Siong Strategy and Competitiveness. Former Dean of the Nanyang Business School, NTU Adjunct Professor J Y Pillay Chairman Singapore Exchange. Man who led SIA from a small start-up with just 12 aircrafts to a global industry leader.
  12. 12. Distinguished Visitors DISTINGUISHED VISITORS: PRESIDENT S R NATHAN, GEORGE YEO, LI KA-SHING, LEE HSIEN YANG, THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, PASCAL LAMY, MA YING-JEOU, CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, MICHAEL PORTER, XIANG HUAICHENG, HENRY KISSINGER, HUN SEN, HOWARD DAVIES, BOB CARR, TOMASSO PADDOA SCHIOPPA, DAVID ELLWOOD, HO CHING, JUNG KU-HYUN, TONY BLAIR, MUHAMMAD YUNUS, NOELEEN HEYZER, DOUGLAS NORTH President S R Nathan Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr George Yeo Dr Li Ka-shing
  13. 13. Research Centres – Centre for Public Policy Research, Education & Discourse Asia Competitiveness Institute Centre on Asia and Globalisation To influence regional policy-making in this area with the end objective of raising living standards through productivity-driven economic growth In partnership with ISC at HBS & Prof Michael Porter To study the impacts that global integration has on Asia and on Asia’s existing and potential roles in the governance of globalisation In partnership with the Brookings Institution ASIA CONTEXT Competitiveness Globalisation
  14. 14. Research Institute – Institute of Policy Studies IPS joined the School on 1 January 2008. It was set up in 1988 as an independent, national think-tank focussing on the research and analysis of Singapore’s public policies, to contribute to policy development in Singapore, to build bridges between the various stakeholders including government, business, academia and civil society and to generate a greater awareness of policy issues amongst the wider community.
  15. 15. The Current Cohort This diversity ensures that no nationality, style and dogma dominates, allowing for a truly global learning environment The School currently has a total of 258 students from 37 countries * Part-Time 5 6 PhD 2007-08 23 62 + 35* MPA 2007-08 8 22 MPM 2007 32 133 MPP 2007-09 Countries Students
  16. 16. The Current Cohort Although diverse , the student population is a close-knit community that draws strength from its heterogeneity and is united by their common passion for public service 1 France 3 Korea 15 Indonesia 2 Italy 1 Hong Kong 1 Brazil 3 Canada 1 Ghana 2 Malaysia 2 Kazakhstan 3 Cambodia 3 Germany 46 China 2 Japan 27 India 3 Brunei 5 Bhutan 4 Bangladesh 1 Australia TOTAL COUNTRY 10 Vietnam 1 Taiwan 5 Maldives 3 Mexico 1 Mongolia 9 Myanmar 2 Nigeria 6 Pakistan 4 Papua New Guinea 8 Philippines 1 Poland 65 Singapore 5 Sri Lanka 1 South Africa 1 Zimbabwe 5 USA 258 TOTAL 1 UAE 5 Thailand TOTAL COUNTRY
  17. 17. Thank you

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