Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme



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​The Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA) Programme at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is an integral provider of public policy education in NTU. In 2005, PPGA launched the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme and the undergraduate Minor in Public Administration programme. Both programmes have achieved noteworthy successes. In just five years, over 1,000 Chinese government officials were awarded the MPA degree, while about 10,000 were trained through PPGA’s short-term executive courses. At the undergraduate level, some 2,700 students took a variety of courses in politics and public administration, while over 100 students graduated with a Minor in Public Administration. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Policy and Global Affairs was finally introduced in 2013 to meet students’ growing interests and career aspirations in public administration and international relations, and to groom the next generation of public policy-makers.


PPGA comprises ten faculty members with strong professional credentials who can undertake curricular development, teaching and cutting-edge research. Currently undergoing expansion, PPGA is committed to achieving excellence in both teaching and research, as well as the establishment of a lively and collegial intellectual milieu. Its research projects and efforts seek to enhance the scholarly understanding of political institutions and behaviour, public policy and administration, and the values and ethics of government. In particular, it seeks to strengthen existing research on the theory and practice of Singapore governance as well as regional governance.


News and Events


PPGA PhD Confirmation Exercise: "The Road to Federalism? Critical junctures and path dependence in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka"

By Michael Breen on Thursday, 21 May 2015


​"Modern democracy and the randomly-selected citizen"

By Dr. Oliver Dowlen on Thursday, 21 May 2015


​"The Workshop on Governance, Consultation and Petition"治理协商信访”研讨会 

With Keynote Speech by Mr. Baey Yam Keng (马炎庆) on Thursday, 16 April 2015


​"Challenges of governance, administrative reforms and promotion of integrity in a developing country: the case of Bangladesh"

By Mr. Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Thursday, 26 February 2015


PPGA PhD Confirmation Exercise: "Three Essays on Public Management Capacity Building in Bangladesh"

By Ariful Haque on Friday, 30 January 2015


PPGA PhD Confirmation Exercise: "Motivation For Public Service: Perspective of Self-Determination Theory"

By Xu Chengwei on Friday, 30 January 2015


PPGA PhD Confirmation Exercise: "Innovation Policy of Singapore: How does organizational culture impact innovation in One North Science Habitat?"

By Gayathri Haridas on Friday 30, January 2015


​"China, the U.S. and Climate Change"

By Prof. Eric Heikkila on Thursday, 29 January 2015


PPGA student Low Yi Hui selected to represent Singapore at the ASEAN-India Student Exchange Programme (9-18 November 2014)

News PPGA student Edieusdi Bin Ahmad selected to represent Singapore at the meeting APEC Voices of the Future (5-11 November 2014)
 Seminar ​​

Social Science and the "Asian Century" : Is A Global Social Science Possible?
Convened by Prof He Baogang & Prof Kanishka Jayasuriya on Friday 21 November 2014

Seminar ​​
Seminar ​​ Most Developed in the Region But Far Away from a Regime
By. Dr. Inkyoung Kim on Wednesday 5 November 2014
Seminar ​​ Governance as Policy Capacity in Singapore
By Dr. Woo Jun Jie on Monday 3 November 2014 

PPGA student Pitt Wei Zhe wins scholarship to the ‘Fostering ASEAN Future Leaders Programme'