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S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU 2005f
S4-B4, Nanyang Avenue 639798, Singapore
tel:65- 6790 6982 fax:65- 6793 2991

Organizational Status: Autonomous school within the Nanyang Technological University, founded in 1996.

General Description: The Institute, formerly called the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS), was upgraded to the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) on 1 January 2007. Since its establishment, IDSS has acquired the reputation as a leading research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. As the RSIS, we will continue to provide a rigorous professional graduate education with a strong practical emphasis. We conduct policy-relevant research in defence, national security, international relations, strategic studies and diplomacy. We aim to build a global network of like-minded professional schools.

Annual Budget: S$14.9 million / US$9.7 million

Staff: 60 (36 research, 24 administrative/support), 19 visiting, 3 intern, 25 others

Executive Officers:
Mr. DESKER, Barry (Dean)

Public Relations:
Ms. CHOA, Luenne (Communications Officer)
Mr. KWA, Chong Guan (Head, External Programmes)

(As of January, 2007)

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