Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development.
We guide Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation, deliver affordable and quality public housing, develop an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment, provide and manage parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas, maintain a high standard of primary food safety and animal and plant health, as well as protect consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.
The MND’s vision for Singapore is “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City”. In MND, we aim to achieve this by developing world-class infrastructure, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment and building rooted and cohesive communities.
Together with our statutory boards, namely, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry continues to provide the best home for Singaporeans and all those who come to Singapore.
You will undertake research and analysis of issues are relevant to the Ministry to enable evidence-based policy formulation. Specifically, you will carry out research to understand interactions between people, and with the built environment in areas such as:
You will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that will be actively involved in conceptualising qualitative and quantitative research studies. You will collect, integrate and analyse large-scale datasets using appropriate methods. You should have the passion to discover new insights through the use of algorithmic, statistical, data-mining, machine learning and visualization techniques.
For career opportunities with our statutory boards, please click here.
If you share our passion to shape the city of tomorrow, we invite you to apply for our MND EDGE Scholarships to pursue a diverse range of undergraduate
programmes such as:-
MND EDGE Scholarship (Sustainable Development): Engineering, Urban Studies, Urban Planning & Design, Environmental Science, Real Estate, Sociology, Economics, Geography and any other related disciplines
AVA Undergraduate Scholarship: Economics/Business, Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture, Science, Food Science, Horticultural Science, Veterinary Science and any other related disciplines
BCA Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: Architecture, Architecture & Sustainable Design, Civil / Structural / Electrical / Coastal / Mechanical / Environmental Engineering, Engineering Systems & Design, Project & Facilities Management
HDB Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: A range of disciplines including Architecture, Urban Design, Town Planning, Geography, Civil / Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Building, Real Estate and Communications & New Media
NParks Undergraduate Scholarship: Horticulture, Forestry, Botany, Environmental Science / Management
GB Undergraduate Scholarship: The following list shows the courses of study that our scholars are encouraged to study in, but not limited to: Plant Sciences, Applied Sciences, Horticultural Science, Botany, Forestry, Biotechnology, Landscape Architecture.
Apply through the BrightSparks portal by clicking on the logos above.