A leading Institution in Asia that provides public
governance and administration programmes for regional and international
Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) at NTU is a leading
institution in Asia that provides public governance and administration training
programmes for regional and international organisations. It is the first higher
learning institution in Singapore that is certified by China’s State
Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs to conduct executive development programmes
for Chinese government officials and professionals.
As a premier training institution, NCPA promotes good governance and
public services, facilitates knowledge exchanges, and strengthens cooperation
among governments across the world.
While NCPA is fully aligned with NTU’s high-quality teaching, it
also places equal emphasis on its research direction and has formed strategic
collaborations with world-renowned institutions and governments in various
emerging fields worldwide.
NCPA offers four graduate programmes, namely the Master of Science
in Managerial Economics (Chinese), the Master of Public Administration (English,
Chinese), and the Master of Arts in Contemporary China (English). In addition,
the Executive Development Programmes provide theme-based learning in public
administration and public policy, urban planning and management, social
management, and higher education management and internationalisation
Among its 17,000 alumni, many are holding decision-making positions
at all levels of government in their countries, including ministerial-level
leaders, mayors and heads of organisations. NCPA has received students from all
over China and other nations such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the
Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, and Thailand.
NCPA also conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary fellowship and
research programmes focusing on public administration, economic policies,
environmental issues, health care and social welfare policies, as well as
economic development. It will tirelessly continue to pursue excellence in
academic and research standards as it sets the foundation to build a world-class
institution in public administration.