International Rankings

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1st
in Asia
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11th
in the world
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10th
most innovative university in Asia Pacific

We nurture leaders and policy makers for Asia and the world. Our graduates emerge with common strengths—they are team players who are adept at recasting global issues and trends through an Asian lens, and they traverse culturally diverse environments with sensitivity.

Typical Intake

28

nationalities

80%

of the students are international

Alumni Statistics

2,800+

number of alumni

88%

based in Asia

  • aaron-testimonialStudents
    Aaron Dinesh Basakaran Nair
    Malaysia
    In order to better understand Asia, I believe there is no better place than being right here in the heart of Asia, in Singapore.
  • lian-ying-fei-testimonialStudents
    Lian Ying Fei
    China
    I like the diversity here, the network, the people from different countries, different backgrounds, different sectors.
  • mathew-kelly-testimonialStudents
    Mathew Kelly
    USA
    Through the Master in International Affairs programme, I hope to achieve a really rigorous foundation in International Relations.
  • Hedayetunnessa-testimonialStudents
    Hedayetunnessa Palki Ahmad
    Bangladesh
    I believe cross cultural benefits is a very important tool for learning. I knew I would be meeting students from different international backgrounds.

Located in Singapore, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is at the heart of one of the best public policy laboratories in the world.

MIA
Master in International Affairs
MPP
Master in Public Policy
MPP-MEA
Double Master Degree in Public Policy and European Affairs
MPA
Master in Public Administration
高级公共行政与管理硕士
Master in Public Administration and Management
PHD
PhD in Public Policy

The School’s Executive Education Programmes are designed to serve the training needs of organisations and working professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities of both organisations and individuals.

  • Graeme Ford, Senior Designer, ThinkPlace SingaporeExecutive Education
    Graeme Ford
    Senior Designer, ThinkPlace Singapore
    The Applying Behavioural Insights into Public Policy masterclass was an exciting opportunity to challenge assumptions on human behaviour.
LKYSPP is dedicated to addressing critical and complex policy challenges in Asia and elsewhere using evidence-based research.

Our research focuses on four broad areas that reflect a transitioning Asia. 

The LKY School has one of the most diverse research communities of any school of public policy. Our world-class faculty bring many different national perspectives to their research, and work with all kinds of different methodologies and conceptual and theoretical approaches

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  • Faculty Testimonials - Professor Khong Yuen FoongFaculty
    Khong Yuen Foong
    Li Ka Shing Chair Professor of Political Science
    America has created the most successful tributary system the world has ever seen. I argue that America wants, first of all, to be recognised as The Power, the number one power in the world, and secondly, it wants others to emulate its political ideals and institutions, i.e. democracy, liberal democracy.
  • leong-chingFaculty
    Leong Ching
    Senior Research Fellow
    The third hypothesis in the Devil's Shift is the Goliath hypothesis that you think that the other guy is more powerful than you are and I used the case of water privatisation in Jakarta because it is such a controversial case.

Global-is-Asian is our flagship content hub containing bite-sized analysis pieces and commentaries on key global policy issues relevant to Asia.

5 mins

Australia’s former prime minister downplays tensions with China

7 mins

The gender wage gap problem is more complex than you think

5 mins

Banning plastic straws is not enough. Here’s why.

5 mins

Can Vietnam's tech start-ups prolong the economic miracle?

5 mins

The internet is increasing income inequality in India

7 mins

Letting Off (Some) Steam: China and India in Afghanistan

5 mins

People power: Transforming India's energy landscape

7 mins

Understanding the Asian future

7 mins

Is a Japan-South Korea Rapprochement Possible?

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy