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Research Tackling Societal Challenges

From Singapore, the strategic hub of Asia, SMU applies its knowledge and global perspective in an Asian context to bridge concepts and provide critical insights. SMU research aims to create significant impact by addressing five societal challenges.

The societal challenges are:

Advancing Innovation & Technology

Advancing Innovation & Technology

Interpreting Economies & Financial Markets

Interpreting Economies & Financial Markets

Navigating Boundaries & Borders

Navigating Boundaries & Borders


Managing for Sustainability

Managing for Sustainability

Strengthening Social Fabric & Quality of Life

Strengthening Social Fabric & Quality of Life



Browse research area by school: Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, Social Sciences


Latest Research and Insights

SMU has an emphasis on generating rigorous, high-impact, and relevant multi-
disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance.


SMU researcher wins 2018 ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award

1 Nov 2018 | Asian Scientist, Faculty, Highlights, News, Press Release, Research, Research Disciplines, Information Systems

Evidence-based entrepreneurship

29 Oct 2018 | Asian Scientist, Faculty, Highlights, News, Research, Research Disciplines, Business

Library Collections

The library facilitates knowledge creation, discovery through its electronic search platform and
access to a wide array of research resources on and off campus. Library collections include:


printed and electronic books


electronic databases


printed & electronic journals

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Research Highlights

Institutes, Centres, Labs & Initiatives

Explore over 30 centres and institutes that are generating new knowledge all over campus.

See full list of Institutes, Centres, Labs & Initiatives