Information Technology (IT)


ISEAS IT serves the Institute through providing effective and timely IT services and support.  In this main role, the team provides helpdesk and technical support to all staff and researchers on desktop computers, devices, software, email, websites, and network/wireless connectivity.

On a daily basis, the team maintains the network infrastructure, wide area connections, as well as backend infrastructure (which includes various servers, systems, and server-side applications).  Being the web manager, IT administers all ISEAS websites, and assists in the posting of new messages/feeds to social media and video channels.

In other functions, the IT department develops and maintains IT policies (in compliance with IM8), educate end-users in IT security and desktop applications, as well as assist to administer the door access system and readers.  Managing the IT recurrent funds for the entire organisation, IT will also assist in the procurement of IT-related equipment and systems to support the operations and production work of other departments.

As always, the team is constantly on the lookout for any existing or emerging technologies to further improve IT services and support, or to enhance user experiences and productivity.  The team has also strived to improve IT security awareness of staff through better communication and information dissemination.




ISEAS Publishing is a dynamic academic press with more than 40 years’ experience. It is the largest publisher of academic books that focuses on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. Since 1970 it has issued more than 2,000 books and journals, publishing an average of 50 a year.
As a Unit of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, its role is enshrined in Parliamentary Act 9 of 1968, to assist the Institute in the “promotion of research on Southeast Asia” worldwide (Clause 3) and to serve as the Institute’s “printing press [in the] publishing of books and other publications” (Clause 14).

The Mission of ISEAS Publishing is:
  • To disseminate research on Southeast Asia as widely as possible throughout the world.
  • To produce quality books and journals, benchmarked with other world-class scholarly publishers.
ISEAS Publishing also co-publishes with academic and trade publishers in Asia, Europe, America and Australia to disseminate important research and analyses from and about Southeast Asia to the rest of the world.

Contact Us

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: +65 68702447    
Fax: +65 67756259


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Bookshop Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sat-Sun: closed




Since its establishment in 1968, ISEAS Library has been functioning as a knowledge hub as well as an information centre for the research on Southeast Asian studies. The unique and valuable library collection built up over the past decades attracts researchers, scholars, students, and government agencies from all over the world to visit the Library and consult the collections. 
The Library houses a unique collection of Southeast Asian materials on the area of economics, politics, international relations, social and cultural studies, built up over the past four decades. The key collection of printed materials consists of approximately 300,000 volumes of publications, 40,000 volumes of journals, some 1,000 maps and 4,500 microform titles of regional newspapers, journals, theses, rare and antiquarian books and press clippings.

In addition to text-based research materials, the Library has a sizable collection of photographic, slides and audio visual materials. While the majority of Library’s print collections consists of English titles (45%), it also carries a vast collection in different languages mainly from the regions of Southeast Asia, among them Indonesian (39%), Vietnamese (4%), Bahasa Melayu (3%) and Thai (3%). The Indonesian collection that the Library assembled is considered one of the top three on Indonesia in the world.

You may browse the Library’s online catalogue SEALion (Southeast Asian Studies Library Integrated Online).

For general Library enquiries, please contact Library Administration (Tel: 68702439;  Email:


Public Affairs


The PUBLIC AFFAIRS coordinates communication initiatives at the Institute, liaises with the media, and organises and participates in briefings for local and foreign dignitaries, diplomats, students and academics.

The team also coordinates and publicises forums, lectures and events that do not fall directly under other research programmes and clusters.

For public outreach and media-related enquiries, please contact Ms Teo Hwee Leng, Public Affairs Manager at 6870 4531 or




ISEAS Administration, comprising Human Resource, Finance and Administration sections, supports the various Units in the Institute, including Research, Library, IT, Publishing and Public Affairs.

The Human Resource section provides professional personnel services in the areas of manpower planning, recruitment, compensation and benefits, training and development, and performance management.

The Finance section primarily oversees the finance functions of the Institute and, in particular, ensures the allocation of the Institute’s financial resources for operating grants and other project funds; proper accounting of all receipts and expenditures; liaison with internal and external auditors; and monitoring investment of funds.

The Administration section provides a range of administrative, procurement and logistics support services, oversees building and facilities management, as well as support the Institute’s research and research dissemination events such as public lectures, forums and seminars.

For general administrative enquiries, please contact Head, Administration at Tel: 67780955; email:

For HR-related enquiries, please email ISEAS HR at