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Innovative Thoughts, Game Changing Ideas from

HOW SMU BECAME AN AGENT OF CHANGE FOR UNIVERSITIES

RELIGIOUS COMPETITION: HOW TO KEEP THE GOOD, MINIMISE THE BAD

EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT AND THE LIBERAL ARTS: NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET?

KEEPING DATA UNDER LOCK AND KEY

RETRIEVING DATA IN AN ENCRYPTED WORLD

THE ECONOMICS OF AGEING

IS RETIREMENT A REALITY?

THE GLOBAL AGEING CHALLENGE

INNOVATION PROFESSOR AIMS TO PUT THE SCHOOL IN THE WORLD’S TOP 20

SMU State of the University Address 2017

As we look forward to 2018 with confidence and forge ahead to scale new heights of excellence, we must remain anchored on the motivation that undergirds what we do at SMU: it is to make a difference by Creating Positive Change and Making Meaningful Impact, be it through our cutting-edge research, transformative education or contributions as a dynamic city university. That would be a hallmark of a great university.

READ STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS 2017

In a short span of time, the SMU team has built a highly focused and successful university that delivers excellence in research and education aligned with business needs. SMU's vision and mission have been clearly defined, and the University has received generous support from the Singapore government, corporate and philanthropic community. Based on the quality of our graduates and our commitment to market-driven research, SMU is confident to be one of the best universities in Asia and the world.

SMU is distinctive for its clear commitment to a liberal, broad-based education. We have learnt extensively from world-class institutions, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which we were modelled upon. SMU has since built its own strong foundation and developed our distinctive model of education. The new challenge for SMU is to develop leadership and become a leader in the academic world.

Being young and not burdened by legacy, we have the opportunity at SMU to build and enhance interdisciplinary research and education. This is almost revolutionary in the university world. SMU has shown outstanding capability in teaching and will develop the rigour of our research and the application of it in the community. Situated in Singapore, in the heart of one of the most rapidly and dynamically changing regions on earth, SMU is uniquely well-positioned to be the university that integrates all the necessary elements that can help the business community. As our research effort centres on the core interdisciplinary themes relevant to Asia, we are in the ideal position to enrich the world with ideas.

Character-building is integral to the SMU education. We constantly emphasise community volunteerism to our students. This way, we are inculcating the value of giving back to society so that SMU graduates will carry the values of corporate social responsibility through into the corporate world. We also bear the responsibility to translate the results of our research to serve even more businesses, governments and non-profit organisations in the region.

In the face of an ever-changing environment, our sense of identity is a valuable asset. Since the beginning, we have been associated with a personality distinctive from the rest in the education sector. I welcome you to experience for yourselves the unique SMU experience as we move forward to continue the history making of SMU for the next decade.

Professor Arnoud De Meyer
President
Singapore Management University

SMU was established in 2000 and very quickly blazed a different trail from Singapore’s other universities. From the very beginning, it has been deeply committed to developing well-rounded young men and women, who are confident, communicative, self-aware, and capable of being trusted leaders and responsible global citizens.

Today, SMU remains of the firm conviction that a broad-based curriculum, coupled with depth in one or two areas of study, delivered through interactive learning, experiential learning and technology-enhanced pedagogies, prepares our students well for the world beyond the university. Further, their rigorous studies are complemented by an unparalleled co-curriculum – involving global exposure, community service and internship – with learning frameworks to help them discover themselves as individuals, as individuals in a team, and in the community and the wider world.

Since its inception, SMU has fostered strong linkages with business and industry, delivering relevant and impactful research, and exposing students to real world learning. It is also continuously expanding its international network, by forging new and closer links with partners all over the world.

As society and economy transform, and individuals face a world in which they are unlikely to have a career for life, but a life of careers, the University is committed to life-long learning, delivering a wide range of first-rate programmes, from certificate courses and graduate diplomas to Masters degrees and doctorates.

As an institution, SMU is committed to driving the various initiatives that will contribute towards realising SMU Vision 2025. It is with this common sense of purpose that we will be able to create in SMU a wonderful learning environment for our students, provide an intellectually invigorating experience for faculty, offer to all our staff meaningful and purposeful days at work, and nurture a lifetime relationship with our alumni. 

Professor Lily Kong
Provost
Singapore Management University

AACAcademic Affairs Committee*CDACCampus Development Advisory Committee*
ACAudit CommitteeEBEnterprise Board*
ICInvestment CommitteeCIACommittee for Institutional Advancement
FinRemFinance and Remuneration Committee  
ChairpersonMember

 

Name of TrusteesAACACICFinRemCDACEBCIA
Mr Ho Kwon Ping       
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin   
Mr Paul Beh     
Mr Timothy Chia      
Ms Chua Sock Koong       
Dr Kenneth Courtis       
Dato' Kho Hui Meng      
Mr Lai Chung Han     
BG Hugh Lim     
Mr Olivier Lim      
Mr Edmund Lin     
Professor Ivy Ng      
Ms Juthika Ramanathan      
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara     
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi       
Ms Tan Su Shan      
Sir Nigel John Thrift      
Mr Sunny Verghese      
Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala       

 

Chairperson
Member

 

* AAC comprises of Non-Trustee Members as well (Prof Bryce Hool & Prof Gerry George)

* CDAC inlcudes SMU President as Ex-Officio Member

* Enterprise Board comprises of Non-Trustee Members as well (Mr Ng Kai Wa, Dr Gary Kunis, Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Professor Tan Chin Tiong & Professor Gerry George)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Sir Nigel Thrift (Chairman)
Professor Ivy Ng
Mr Lai Chung Han

NON-TRUSTEE MEMBERS

Professor Bryce Hool
Professor Gerry George

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Edmund Lin (Chairman)
BG Hugh Lim
Ms Juthika Ramanathan

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Paul Beh (Chairman)
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin
Mr Lai Chung Han
Mr Edmund Lin
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Mr Sunny Verghese

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

Mr Ho Kwon Ping

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Olivier Lim (Chairman)
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Ms Tan Su Shan

ADVISORS

Dr Kenneth S. Courtis 
Ms Madeleine Lee 
Mr Kishore Moorjani

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin (Chairman)

NON-TRUSTEE MEMBERS

Professor Arnoud De Meyer
Professor Tan Chin Tiong
Professor Gerry George
Dr Gary Kunis
Mr Ng Kai Wa

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

BG Hugh Lim (Chairman)
Mr Paul Beh

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

President, SMU

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Timothy Chia (Chairman)
Dato' Kho Hui Meng
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin

The SMU International Advisory Council is a new initiative SMU has created with the plan to establish, strengthen and deepen SMU’s collaboration and engagement with the government, academic and business communities in the key Southeast Asian countries and China/HK.

It seeks to collaborate with and involve friends of SMU and its alumni to reach out to corporates and grow the friends of the SMU community in overseas countries. The Council will provide platforms for active engagement between SMU’s overseas alumni, international students, and the local business community and academia.

The aim is to showcase SMU’s thought leadership, provide opportunities for regional impact and create international relevance for SMU and its stakeholders. 

Contact information

For feedback/enquiries, email iac@smu.edu.sg or contact the IAC Secretariat:

Ms Tan Siang Peng
Senior Associate Director, Office of Advancement
Email: sptan@smu.edu.sg

Ms Isabel Wong
Manager, International Advisory Council, Office of Advancement
Email: isabelwong@smu.edu.sg 

SMU International Advisory Council members (* denotes SMU alumni)

 


 


 

Past IAC activities

 


Upcoming events

Manila, 9 Nov 2018
IAC in Philippines Meeting and SMU Industry Leader Dialogue
Theme: Cities in Development - Have They Delivered Their Promise?
 
Shanghai, 30 Nov 2018
IAC in China Meeting and SMU Industry Leader Dialogue
 
Yangon, 4 Dec 2018
IAC in Myanmar Meeting and SMU Industry Leader Dialogue

Theme: Demystifying the Belt-Road Initiative - The Opportunities for Myanmar

Patron, Chancellor, and Members

PATRON

President Halimah Yacob

CHANCELLOR

Mr J Y Pillay

PRO-CHANCELLOR

Mr Lim Chee Onn

MEMBERS

The Members of SMU are key stakeholders of SMU and play an important role in the overall governance structure of SMU. As is consistent with the importance attached to this position, the SMU's Constitution and the Singapore Management University Act expressly provide that the appointment of Members in SMU requires the approval of the Minister for Education.

The role of the Members is expressly stated in SMU's Constitution to be as follows - "Every member shall be bound to further, to the best of his ability, the objects, interests, and influence of the Company and shall observe all regulations, policies and procedures of the Company made by the Board of Trustees for the regulation and management of the affairs of the Company." - and it is important to note that the Members' participation is also a pre-requisite for all annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings held by SMU. In addition, the approval of the Members is also required for any changes to SMU's Constitution.

Members of SMU: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, Dr. Lee Seng Tee, Mr J Y Pillay

Annual Report

Read all about a year of progress and success at SMU. For the Academic Year 2016/17, the concise review is divided into four sections covering student life, academia, thought leadership and the SMU community. Browse through the new flipbook format or download a PDF to read offline.

Download Annual report for 2016/2017