NUS Press

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NUS Press
NUS Press
Parent company National University of Singapore
Founded 1971
Country of origin Singapore
Headquarters location Singapore
Distribution APD (Southeast Asia)
Chicago Distribution Center (Americas)[1]
Eurospan Group (Europe, Africa, rest of Asia)[2]
Key people Peter Schoppert
Official website

NUS Press is the academic press of the National University of Singapore. It is organized as a private limited company that is 100% owned by the University.


Prior to the independence of Singapore in 1965, the University of Malaya in Singapore (founded 1949) published books under the imprint of the University of Malaya Press. When the two divisions of the University of Malaya separated to become two universities, steps were taken to establish separate university presses. Thus the Singapore University Press was formally established in 1971.

In 2002, then NUS President Professor Shih Choon Fong approved a new investment plan for the university press, a plan which would allow for a modest expansion of the Singapore University Press' output. This would require that the Press focus its efforts on Asia-related social science and humanities, with concentrations on Singapore, Southeast Asia and East Asia. Subsequently, Singapore University Press was succeeded by a new NUS Press in 2006, reflecting the name of its parent institution and to align the Press closer to the university's overall branding.


The mission of the NUS 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.[3]

Main Subject Areas[edit]

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture and Building
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language Learning
  • Literature & Linguistics
  • Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Memoirs
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts & Visual Culture

Book Series[edit]

  • Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) - Southeast Asian Publications Series
  • Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies
  • Challenges of Agrarian Transition in Southeast Asia
  • History of Medicine in Southeast Asia
  • IRASEC Studies of Contemporary Southeast Asia
  • Studies in Asian Security



  1. ^ "Publishers served by the Chicago Distribution Center". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  2. ^ Our Distributors
  3. ^ "National University of Singapore". 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 

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