A Strategic Alliance

Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) is a strategic alliance between two eminent institutions: the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

TDSI was established on 11 July 2001 to provide the platform to bring together military staff and defence technologists in an education and research environment. TDSI aims to produce graduates who understand the complexities of a military force, so as to be able to create maximum leverage by the integration of operations and technology.


A premier educational institute for nurturing systems thinkers and thought-leadership in systems thinking in defence and security.


To nurture systems thinkers and leaders to advance Singapore’s defence capabilities.