Think tank

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies


Singapore, Singapore

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, They will continue to provide a rigorous professional graduate education with a strong practical emphasis. They conduct policy-relevant research in defence, national security, international relations, strategic studies and diplomacy. They aim to build a global network of like-minded professional schools.

Contact details


Nanyang Technological University, Block S4, Level B3, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798


South-Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Southeast Asian region
Operating languages

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
Year founded
Age (years)
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Singapore average
Global average
Founded by
Founders: Singapore government
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leader(s) (2019): Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
Leader gender: Male

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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