The local host of the 5th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting is the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the National University of Singapore.

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) was founded in 1905 as a modest medical college with 23 students. Today, Singapore’s flagship university spans three campuses in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram, and is widely seen as among the best universities in Asia and the world. NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness, and broad-based research excellence that enables beneficial translation. Renowned for pioneering new models of education, the University is also highly regarded for the hallmark rigour and breadth of its academic programmes, innovative entrepreneurship education, and experiential learning.

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability (DSAP) at NUS was established on 1 April 1998 with the goal of advancing statistical and data science, and, ultimately by its application, of improving and providing adequate services to our community. The Department offers two Bachelor of Science degrees; in Statistics and in Data Science and Analytics. In addition, DSAP also offers degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels. In 2018, the Department will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its establishment.