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New online resource portal showcasing Singapore research

02 March 2011

SRN LAUNCH: (From left) Deputy Head (Teaching) of the Department of Economics Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon, FASS Dean Prof Brenda Yeoh and FASS Vice-Dean (Research) Assoc Prof Ho Kong Chong during the morning plenary session

With the launch of the online portal "Singapore Research Nexus" (SRN) on 1 March 2011, academics, policymakers, students and the general public can now access a rich repository of research work on Singapore. Covering the research of the 15 departments of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), the SRNaims to feature past, current and future humanities and social sciences research on issues affecting Singapore.

Guest-of-Honour Singapore Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan expressed his support for Singapore Research Nexus, commending it for its ability to offer a repository of evidence made available on an open platform and which encourages interdisciplinary research..

Currently, there are more than 7000 academic publications collated and many have full text versions available for browsing via NUS ScholarBank. The research works are from NUS academic staff and also include postgraduate theses and doctoral dissertations. The oldest entry dates back to 1940.

While the SRN is FASS' latest initiative, it has been many years in the making. "As Singapore has grown in world stature, interest in our nation, our economy and our society has also risen, and increasingly, our local research findings have wider global implications. From our history to our environment, from our public policy to our culture and from our economy to our society, people are genuinely interested in the story of what has made Singapore," noted FASS Dean Prof Brenda Yeoh.

There are plans to expand the research database to include creative works such as novels, poems, plays and short films.

To access Singapore Research Nexus, click here.