The Centre for Applied Research (CFAR) undertakes, administers and facilitates research and related activities. It also serves as an incubation centre for research programmes and projects. CFAR, being Singapore University of Social Sciences's knowledge hub, maintains a repository of the knowledge output of all faculty, staff and students.
The research focus is primarily on applied work with industry relevance. This is in line with its aim to contribute to the society in a tangible manner. In the same spirit, CFAR undertakes collaborative research with industry partners and public institutions on various issues of direct interest to the business community and to the society at large.
CFAR also actively promotes and undertakes case writing for the purpose of deployment in the University's graduate and undergraduate programmes to ensure that as a tertiary institution we continue to offer holistic academic programmes with a good balance between academics and practice.
The Centre, headed by the Director of Research and assisted by highly trained research associates, also runs a seminar series to showcase the research output of Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Activities of the Centre
The Centre for Applied Research engages in the following activities:
- Research – in the form of research projects, seminars/conferences presentations, journal publications, products and services.
- Education – which may comprise public seminars, practice papers, monographs and books. In the long run, the Centre aims to serve as a one-stop resource hub for companies and educationalists to obtain a range of information on various industries and learning pedagogies.
- Training – which can take the form of customised/specialised courses or in-house training.
- Projects – including projects initiated by the Centre as well as consultancy projects for the industry.