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The Department of Social Work at FASS started in 1952 and provides professional social work education at the Undergraduate, Post-Graduate Diploma, Masters and PhD level. We have a dynamic team of faculty and students who are passionate about enhancing social well-being along the individual to societal levels using a variety of methods relevant to today's society.

Vision Mission
To be a leading educational and research institution within the international social work community, providing a distinctive Asian perspective in social work and social development. 1. To produce and develop competent social work graduates who can contribute to the well-being of society by:
  • - Promoting the social functioning of people within the environment from the perspectives of the individual, family and community;
  • - Enabling the development of human potential to the fullest;
  • - Undertaking research and creating awareness and understanding of social issues and social change.
2. To lead in the development and promotion of regional social work education, practice and research in collaboration with Asian and other international partners.
News and Events
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
10am to 2pm
Townhall Meeting V - Accounting for Good
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Theatre
Monday, 10 April 2017
9:30am to 2pm
Official Launch of the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust - Social Work Practice Research Fund
Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
Friday, 24 March 2017
3pm to 5pm
A lexicon of 80 skills: translating knowing 'what' into knowing 'how'
Speaker: Dr Pamela Trevithick, Visiting Professor in Social Work, Buckinghamshire New University
Venue: Seminar Room 01-17, Block AS7, The Shaw Foundation Building, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570