in memoriam
Mr S.R. Nathan
1924 - 2016

Former Patron, Singapore Management University (2000 – 2011)
Distinguished Senior Fellow of SMU School of Social Sciences
SMU Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)

Insights from Thought Leaders

Building trust at the workplace – a matter of position & culture

Associate Professor Tan Hwee Hoon
Jul 2016

The level of trust in the workplace significantly influences organisational effectiveness and productivity. Organisational trust-building has become more crucial, given today’s complex volatile business environment. In this podcast, Assoc Prof Tan Hwee Hoon from SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business discusses how trust-building takes place between subordinates and supervisors in different countries and cultures.


Automating software engineering

Jul 2016

The field of software engineering has been developing rapidly in recent years, and software developers are now able to improve software development and quality as well as create customised solutions. In this podcast, Assoc Prof David Lo of SMU School of Information Systems shares his research on automating software engineering and its benefits.
Associate Professor David Lo

Research@SMU and Its Impact

Smart Homes Enhance Seniors' Safety

27 Jul 2016

Researchers at iCity Lab are using sensors to increase the safety of seniors who live independently in...

China: Rule-taker, Rule-shaker or Rule-maker?

27 Jul 2016

Despite its ascent on the world stage, SMU Associate Professor Henry Gao’s research shows that China may...

How Culture Shapes Our Behaviour

28 Jun 2016

Research by SMU Assistant Professor Cheng Chi-Ying is unlocking how our cultural identity shapes our lives...

Drones, Drugs and the Death Penalty

28 Jun 2016

Fears that recreational drones could be used for spying or terrorism are based on little more than paranoia...

Other Highlights

State of UniversityState of University
Address 2015

SMU President shares his directions and strategies towards realising SMU Vision 2025.

Campus DevelopmentExciting Campus Development

Learn about our new developments on campus green and the new School of Law building.

Postgraduate Research ProgrammesPostgraduate Research Programmes

Research Excellence across Management, Social Science & Technology. 

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