Vision and Mission
To be a premier university, internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching.
To create and disseminate knowledge. SMU aspires to generate leading-edge research with global impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU is committed to an interactive, participative and technologically enabled learning experience. Towards this end, it will provide a rewarding and challenging environment for faculty, staff and students to kindle and sustain a passion for excellence.
In marking SMU’s 15th anniversary, the University’s Chairman, Board of Trustees and senior leaders endorsed a bold vision called SMU Vision 2025. In his State of the University Address on 29 August 2014, SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer explained how this Vision aims to build SMU into a great university.
CIRCLE Values (Our Shared Values)
Sticking to an agreement and seeing a project through to completion even when the going gets tough.
Being honest and truthful with yourself and especially with others.
The voluntary act of holding oneself accountable for one's own actions.
Collegiality means more than just getting along with people. It means being a responsible citizen within the University community.
Leadership is an influence, a conviction and a responsibility a team establishes.
Excellence entails giving your very best in every endeavour you undertake.
Last updated on 9 Mar 2015.