A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London. In 2018, NTU was placed 12th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.
The Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) is a leading institution in Asia that provides policy-oriented postgraduate education and executive training programmes as well as cutting-edge research on public governance. The School of Social Sciences which includes Economics, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, Sociology, Geography and Urban Planning has directed extensive academic attention to the central themes of effective, accountable and inclusive governance.
Every alternate year, with generous funding support by the Lien Foundation, NCPA organizes the Lien International Conference on Good Governance where more than 200 scholars, researchers and practitioners from all over the world gather to examine major issues in governance and public service delivery in the national and global contexts. .