The Singapore Internet Research Centre is hosted at and has received initial funding from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The centre initiates and conducts research related to the Internet across Asia, including East, Southeast, and South Asia. Faculty associates of the Centre engage in wide variety of collaborative research efforts with other researchers around the globe. Although the research efforts are primarily supported by faculty from NTU, it engages in a wide variety of collaborative efforts with researchers and institutions worldwide.
SiRC explores social consequences, impact, innovation and emerging trends through a research-focused, collaborative approach.
SiRC aims to be a premier Asian research institute on the Internet, and bring Asian experiences and perspectives to the global discussion about the development, impact, and potential of the Internet, and to conduct and promote broad-based high-quality multidisciplinary research in Internet development, e-services, new media use and social impact, and policy for the benefit and advancement of individuals, organizations, nation and society. The Centre focuses research attention on the experiences of Asian nations with the Internet.
The objectives of the Centre are:
- To initiate and promote high quality analytical research on a variety of issues associated with the Internet in the Asian context.
- To develop international networks with researchers and research for research collaboration, analysis, and technological development, as well as with industrial, research and educational organizations in Singapore and overseas.
- To provide umbrella for multiple large and small scale research projects, and generate external research funding and collaborative relationships.
- To disseminate research findings through grant reports, journal articles, book projects, and conferences.
To undertake outreach activities for policy and practice, with a strategic focus on generating impact.