Centre for Applied Research

Driving research focused on applied work with industry relevance.


The Centre for Applied Research (CFAR) is the knowledge hub and incubation centre for research projects, initiatives and activities at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. It administers and facilitates research and related activities, maintains a repository of the knowledge output of all faculty, staff and students, and publishes research ideas and findings in its working paper series. 

CFAR also undertakes high quality research work in collaboration with industry partners and public organisations on issues of direct relevance to the business community and the society at large. This is in line with its aim to contribute to the society in a tangible manner. 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.



CFAR works closely with all faculty to foster and promote research at SUSS. It maintains the University’s e-repository system that consists of research publications and projects, case studies, seminars and conference presentations, and other research-related documents are available in the University's e-repository system. CFAR also publishes the SUSS Working Paper Series (SUSS WPS).


CFAR provides high quality research, policy evaluation, statistical analysis, and technical assistance to academic, government and commercial organisations. Research at CFAR is focused primarily on applied work with industry relevance. Projects leverage CFAR's extensive expertise in survey analysis and address a variety of social and economic policy issues. This is in line with CFAR's mission to contribute to society in a tangible way. Clients include the People's Association, the Land Transport Authority, Business Times, and the Central Singapore Community Development Council. CFAR's work is published and quoted by national newspapers, MediaCorp outlets, and other publications island-wide.

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Job Opportunities at CFAR

We are currently actively hiring for Field Interviewers, Research Assistants and Associates. Please click the below links for further information on the Job Description and Requirements.

Interested individuals may drop an email to Manager, Centre for Applied Research at cfar_admin@suss.edu.sg with your CV and indication of interest. 



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