Singapore | 17-19 May 2018 Venue: Mandarin Orchard Singapore


The International Sociological Association (ISA) is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences. The ISA was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of the ISA is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 167 countries.

The Research Committee on Family Research (RC06) was founded in 1959. The purpose of the Committee on Family Research is to encourage family research of high quality within and between countries.

The Research Committee on Sociology of Population (RC41) was established in 1988. It is concerned with how sociological phenomena affect population structure and processes and vice versa. It focuses on conceptual and methodological development with the primary goal being an integrated and cumulative approach to the study of the articulation between population and social structure.


The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is an interdisciplinary Centre at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS that advances scientific research and training on family and population changes particularly in Asia.

Our missions are to promote (1) research, (2) training, (3) mentoring on family and population research. The research can be expected to lead to the centre playing a policy advisory role on issues related to family and population in Singapore and beyond.


The NUS Global Asia Institute aims to take the lead in research and scholarship directed at topics pivotal to Asia's future. Driven by the mission to provide in-depth insights to shape the nature of 21st Century Asia, the NUS Global Asia Institute will take a holistic approach to the fundamental issues confronting Asia and the world. By focusing on integrative studies, the work of the Institute will go beyond public policies and also deal with matters of technological importance. The Institute will complement existing NUS programmes that already have a significant Asian component. The NUS Global Asia Institute, an initiative of NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, will bring together existing expertise from NUS and other universities, particularly those with expertise in India and China, in its quest for solutions that will solve the critical issues within Asia.

The department is a diverse, dynamic and innovative research and teaching unit with strong expertise in research on Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia as well as on Singapore society. One of the largest Sociology departments in the world, it offers comprehensive undergraduate, honours and graduate programmes, led by a group of dedicated and creative researchers and educators. The strength and vitality of the department are rooted in its teaching capacity fronted by excellent educators not to mention its stellar research and publication profile given a strong core of accomplished researchers and intellectuals. The classrooms, departmental seminars, graduate workshops and conferences organised through department initiatives afford opportunities for debating and debunking ideas and perspectives on culture, politics and society, challenging students to problematize everything - in the spirit of refusing to take anything for granted.


OUE Limited (SGX-ST: OUE) is a diversified real estate owner, developer and operator with a real estate portfolio located in Asia and United States. OUE consistently grows its business by leveraging its brands and proven expertise in developing and managing landmark assets across the commercial, hospitality, retail, residential and healthcare sectors. With its core strategy of investing in and enhancing a stable of distinctive properties, OUE is committed to developing a portfolio that has a strong recurrent income base, balanced with development profits, to enhance long-term shareholder value.

OUE is the sponsor of OUE Hospitality Trust and OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust. In March 2017, OUE acquired International Healthway Corporation Limited, a listed integrated healthcare services and facilities provider.

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Founded in 1929, the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offer world class education through a wide range of academic programmes, with a comprehensive selection in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Asian Studies subjects. With rigorous yet innovative curriculums, students obtain in-depth training and gain valuable exposure to cross-disciplinary training within and outside of FASS.