Inspiring Research

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University is widely regarded as one of the top schools in communication and information globally. QS World University Rankings 2020 puts the School at 7th globally and the top communication school in Asia. With a team of talented faculty and research staff, the School undertakes a range of interdisciplinary research that straddles across the fields of communication and information.

Director's Message

For the past five years, we have made significant strides in research in terms of competitive grants, high impact publications and citation counts. In 2020, the total value of externally funded projects in WKWSCI exceeds S$2M from various public grant agencies and private enterprises such as SSRTG, NMRC, A*Star, NRF, Academy of Korean Studies, Tides Foundation, Micron Technology Foundation Inc., Grab and Lazada. Many of our faculty members regularly publish in top-tier journals in the fields of communication and information.  These include the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and the International Journal of Information Management.  

Our research achievements would not have been possible without the efforts of our people who are committed to pushing the frontier of knowledge constantly.  If you share our passion for research excellence, please let us know.  We are always looking to collaborate with local and international universities, research institutions and industry partners.

Alton Chua
Associate Chair (Research)
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information

Research Focus

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Research Clusters

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With a team of talented faculty and research staff, the School undertakes a range of interdisciplinary research that straddles across the fields of communication and information. The School’s main research strengths lie in two areas, namely, social media studies and information behaviour research. 

Research Capabilities

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Reflective of the significance and richness of the School’s research efforts, our current projects are funded by a variety of organisations. They include government agencies such as the National Medical Research Council, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, National Heritage Board, A*STAR, National Healthcare Group, National University of Singapore, Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Institute for Adult Learning, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Skoll Foundation, Singapore Heart Foundation, as well as commercial companies such as DSO National Laboratories, Agency for Integrated Care, WhatsApp and Grabtaxi Holdings.

Institutes & Centres

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Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet

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IN-Cube aims to help promote information integrity in online spaces, especially in an era of misinformation and disinformation, through timely, rigorous, and relevant research that links academics, policymakers, industry players, and the public.

CHESS

Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities

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The Centre for HEalthy and Sustainable citieS (CHESS) is an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to projects on health, risk and environmental issues from human-centred perspectives in the Asian context.

CHESS draws upon theories and concepts from communication and information science, bringing into play the interaction of technology – new, emerging and future – with human behaviours.

Our COVID-19 Research

Our researchers at WKWSCI are sharing their knowledge to help build an understanding of the pandemic and its impacts on communities. Learn more about how WKWSCI is committed to supporting our communities and partners in the global fight against COVID-19.

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