Message from the Dean
Welcome to the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), a Graduate School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Our one year masters programmes specialising in Asian Studies, International Political Economy, International Relations and Strategic Studies as well as our NTU-Warwick Double Masters Programme provide rigorous professional education in international affairs with a strong practical emphasis, preparing our graduates for careers in an extensive range of fields. These include political risk consulting, management consulting, public relations, journalism, foreign affairs, security, investment banking, international development, technology, financial crime, risk and research amongst others.
Additionally, RSIS has a growing PhD Programme, with students researching on topics ranging from technology in international relations to political communication to infrastructure investment in Indonesia.
Since our first masters programme was established in 1998, we have attracted exceptional students from diverse backgrounds and professions and we have seen student numbers grow from a small class of 10 to more than 200 students from 30 countries each academic year, while our alumni network has reached 2,000 alumni from more than 70 countries.
Besides being a graduate school RSIS is also a think tank comprising 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 (NTS Centre) and the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS). This, together with the numerous conferences, workshops and seminars organised by RSIS, gives our students the unique opportunity to actively participate in research and networking activities as well as to be taught by faculty who are involved in cutting-edge, policy-relevant research.
Finally, our students also benefit from our location on the beautiful NTU campus, with outstanding facilities and a distinctly cosmopolitan and engaged student body (more than 100 nationalities are represented and there is a variety of student organisations our students can join). NTU is ranked the world’s best young university and 12th university in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
With students at the centre of everything we do, we aim to enable our graduates to make a difference to society.
Professor Ralf Emmers
Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; and
President’s Chair in International Relations, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Last updated on 25/11/2019