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Disruptive Change and the Singapore Dilemma

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, SMU Executive Chairman

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The latest from SMU leaders

The CFE Ambition: Getting S'pore's Economy into Higher Gear

Professor Arnoud De Meyer, SMU President

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Presidential Distinguished Lecturer Series: Religion and Space

Professor Lily Kong, SMU Provost

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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

AAC Academic Affairs Committee* CDAC Campus Development Advisory Committee*
AC Audit Committee EB Enterprise Board*
IC Investment Committee CIA Committee for Institutional Advancement
FinRem Finance and Remuneration Committee    
Chairperson Member

 

Name of Trustees AAC AC IC FinRem CDAC EB CIA
Mr Ho Kwon Ping              
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin          
Mr Paul Beh          
Mr Timothy Chia            
Ms Chua Sock Koong              
Dr Kenneth Courtis              
Sir John Antony Hood            
Mr Lim Boon Wee        
BG Hugh Lim          
Mr Olivier Lim            
Mr Edmund Lin          
Professor Ivy Ng            
Ms Juthika Ramanathan              
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara          
Ms Saw Phaik Hwa            
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi              
Ms Tan Su Shan              
Mr Anil Thadani          
Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala              

 

Chairperson
Member

 

* AAC Committee comprises of Non-Trustee Members as well. (Prof Bryce Hool & Prof Yeo Tiong Min)

* CDAC Committee 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 John Antony Hood
Mr Lim Boon Wee
Professor Ivy Ng

NON-TRUSTEE MEMBERS

Professor Bryce Hool
Professor Yeo Tiong Min

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Ms Saw Phaik Hwa (Chairperson)
BG Hugh Lim
Mr Edmund Lin

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Paul Beh (Chairman)
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin
Mr Lim Boon Wee
Mr Edmund Lin
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

Mr Ho Kwon Ping

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Olivier Lim (Chairman)
Mr Zulkifli Bin Baharudin
Mr Lim Boon Wee
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

ADVISORS

Dr Kenneth S. Courtis 
Ms Madeleine Lee 
Mr Kishore Moorjani

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Mr Anil Thadani (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)
Mr Anil Thadani

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