Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, or LKY School, is an autonomous postgraduate school of the National University of Singapore (NUS). The QS World University Rankings (2015/164) ranked NUS 12th in the world and 1st in Asia. It was formally launched on 4 August 2004 and named in honour of Singapore’s first and longest-serving Prime Minister. The School inherited the Policy Programme that NUS had set up with Harvard Kennedy School in 1992. Today, the LKY School offers four master’s degree programmes and a PhD programme, and has four research centres.

The mission of the School is to ‘educate and inspire current and future generations of leaders to raise the standards of governance in Asia, improve the lives of its people and contribute to the transformation of the region.

Its Executive Education, the consultancy arm of the School, established also in 2010 provides short term training programs for over 2,000 senior professionals annually from over 90 countries worldwide.

As of 2014, the School has over 2,200 alumni from nearly 80 countries. About 80 per cent of its student body consists of international students with the rest from Singapore

University highlights

  • Study at the world’s third best endowed public policy school
  • At the Lee Kuan Yew School, student would earn a degree that opens doors not only to Asia but also to a wider community of global policy expert and world leaders
  • Address real-world challenges with our student community from over 80 countries
  • Students have the opportunity to pursue a double degree or an exchange with our partners: Columbia SIPA,Harvard Kennedy School and London School of Economics and Sciences Po
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