Why Us?

  • ​NCPA is a leading provider of public g​overnance and administration programmes in Asia
  • Many of our alumni go on to hold key government positions in their countries
  • Leverage our strategic collaborations and partnerships with world-renowned institutions and governments​




About NCPA

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) at NTU Singapore is a leading institution in Asia ​​that provides quality education and research in public governance and administration development as well as promotes good governance in the region and beyond. We are proud to be the first higher learning institution in Singapore 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.

We are fully aligned with NTU’s high-quality teaching, while simultaneously placing equal emphasis on our research direction. Over time, we have formed strategic collaborations with world-renowned institutions and governments in various emerging fields worldwide, and are constantly working on creating new partnerships.

Among our nearly 20,000 alumni, many are holding decision-making positions at all levels of government in their countries, including ministerial-level leaders, mayors and heads of organisations. Our students hail from many countries, including China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Ukraine.

NCPA remains ever-committed towards our pursuit of excellence in academic and research standards. Our goal is to set the foundation for building and maintaining a world-class institution in public administration.

NCPA offers six graduate programmes, namely:

In Chinese,

In English,

In addition, our 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 development. We also conduct and facilitate interdisciplinary fellowship and research programmes focusing on public administration, economic policies, environmental issues, health care and social welfare policies, as well as economic development.