About SSR

Who we are

Social Service Research Centre (SSR) is a research centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

The Centre brings together resources and ideas to test social innovations and help evolve a new social service infrastructure for Singapore's next phase of social development. As the first ever entity dedicated to social intervention research in Singapore, SSR is on the forefront of an exciting new frontier in Singapore’s development.

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What we do

Innovative community-based programme prototyping with rigorous evaluation

As a Centre within Singapore’s premium academic institution with strong external partners, SSR enjoys the opportunity to not just dream of innovation, but to test-bed and facilitate large-scale social innovations in the community. Through the use of rigorous evaluation methods and social analytics, we implement solid evaluations of strategic pilot and demonstration programmes.

Strong collaborations with professionals from the government, voluntary sector and academia for flexible and responsive roll out of initiatives

Academia is often viewed as an “ivory tower”, far from practical reality. But at SSR, we believe different. By facilitating research partnerships between government agencies, sector organizations/professionals and academia, we pull together the best hearts and minds to dare to make a change in society.

A unique research and training platform focused on social interventions

Given SSR’s cutting-edge applied research for social transformation, the Centre is uniquely positioned to be a central research and training platform where the capabilities of the social services sector can be developed.

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