As I commence my tenure as the fifth President of SMU, I look forward to an exciting year of collaborations with treasured partners and friends of SMU to scale even higher peaks of excellence.
SMU is a global city campus located in the heart of Singapore. We are well-positioned to be a platform for people to envisage better solutions for the world.
Through our transformative education, rigorous research and strategic linkages, SMU is challenging mind-sets to reframe issues and rethink conventional approaches so as to create new knowledge and innovative solutions that will make a tangible difference to the lives of others.
This would not have been possible without the continued support of our donors and industry partners, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude for their generosity and shared vision of creating a better world for our collective futures.
PROFESSOR LILY KONG
PRESIDENT AND LEE KONG CHIAN CHAIR
PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, SMU
SMU's vision is to be a premier university, internationally recognised for its world class research and distinguished teaching. Since its inception in 2000, the University has established a reputation within Singapore, the region and beyond, as a young, unqiue and dynamic university for the world of business and management. In the pursuit of all-round excellence, SMU emphasises leadership, ethics, social responsibility and active community service, to develop responsible leaders and creative entrepreneurs, who would not only participate in, but also drive the global marketplace for the future.
SMU's education strategy is unique. It combines interdisciplinary programmes with participative, interactive and technologically enabled experiences that create an environment for research and learning for the SMU community that goes well beyond the classroom.
Students have abundant opportunities and are encouraged to take up internships, community outreach projects, international exchange programmes, business study missions and co-curricular activities.
Building Our Future
Philanthropy provides the building blocks for our future and is pivotal in keeping SMU on the cutting edge of international tertiary education. Through the individuals, companies and organisations who have committed their support, we have been able to work towards fulfilling our mission and vision, establishing SMU as a leading university globally.
Every gift helps SMU to do something that might not otherwise be possible, from supporting student scholarships and awards, to innovation in our educational programmes and pathbreaking faculty research.
Your investment will enable SMU to develop leaders who will shape the new economy with vision, knowledge and commitment, to meet the demands of industry and the community, in this dynamic and ever-changing world. Supporting research will drive the creation of new knowledge and intelligent solutions to complex business problems.
Your partnership is vital for us to be able to continue providing the best resources and opportunities for our outstanding students, faculty and leading academics. It is an opportunity for you to directly inspire the leaders of the future.