NUS Publishing, a business unit of NUS Enterprise, looks after academic publishing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its main activity is the operation of NUS Press Pte Ltd and Singapore University Press Pte Ltd (SUP). In addition to operating SUP, NUS Publishing explores new avenues for publishing and disseminating the research output of the University, including the Singapore E-Press, and the NUS Academic Research Repository, a project under development by the Office of Research, NUS Publishing, the NUS Library and Computer Centre.
NUS Press Pte Ltd
Organized as a private limited company, NUS Press, formerly known as Singapore University Press, is 100% owned by the University. The mission of the University Press is to enable the dissemination and creation of knowledge through the publishing of scholarly and academic books; and to empower learning, innovation and enterprise for the Singapore- and Asia-focused global community, as a publisher of authoritative works for the trade and professional markets.
In 2002, then NUS President Prof Shih Choon Fong approved a new investment plan for the university press, a plan which would allow for a modest expansion of the Press' output, and which would require that the Press focus its efforts on Asia-related social science and humanities, with concentrations on Singapore, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
All the University Press books must be approved by a Publishing Committee, drawn from the ranks of the academic staff at the National University of Singapore. The Press is currently managed by A/P Paul Kratoska.
Singapore University Press was formally established in 1971. Prior to this, it published books under the imprint of the University of Malaya Press for the University of Malaya in Singapore (founded 1949) and the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur (founded in 1959). When the two divisions of the University of Malaya separated to become two universities, steps were taken to establish separate university presses. Thus was Singapore University Press formed. The University of Singapore merged with Nanyang University to become the National University of Singapore in 1980, and in 2006 Singapore University Press was succeeded by a new NUS Press, reflecting the name of its parent institution and to align the Press closer to the university's overall branding.
The Ridge Books imprint is for books intended for a general audience, particularly our business reference books for local and regional markets.
NUS Press Pte Ltd
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