Message from the Dean
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a Graduate School of the Nanyang Technological University. Since our launch in 2007, RSIS has attracted top quality students from diversified professions. We have seen robust growth in student numbers from a small class of 10 to more than 200 students representing more than 50 countries.
At RSIS, we are proud to provide a rigorous professional education with a strong practical emphasis. This prepares our students for a career in a broad range of fields, including foreign and national security-related ministries, MNCs and local corporations, investment banks, NGOs and journalism.
Students are offered competitive opportunities through a variety of graduate programmes, including the Master of Science in Strategic Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy and Asian Studies. RSIS also offers the NTU-Warwick Double Masters Programme.
Additionally, RSIS has a growing PhD Programme, with students researching on topics ranging from counter-terrorism to defence management. Besides being an educational institution, RSIS is also a think tank that focuses on policy and academic research. In this regard, RSIS comprises the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS), the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (Centre for NTS Studies) and the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS).
The School also convenes numerous conferences, workshops, seminars, and colloquia on aspects related to the security and stability of Asia Pacific. RSIS’ MSc programmes are different from other Masters Degree courses because we believe in encouraging our students to actively participate in research and networking activities. Here at RSIS, students are at the centre of our teaching programmes and we aim to produce graduates who can make a difference to society.
Professor Joseph Liow
Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Last updated on 14/10/2016