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A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching.


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.

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SMU at a glance

among specialist universities worldwide
undergrad and postgrad students*
globally diverse faculty**
Rated 5 Stars by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR)
Ashoka U Changemaker Campus
Korn Ferry Employee Engagement Award
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR)
SMU is ranked #11 among the specialist universities of the world which include established institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po Paris, University of St Gallen and Hitotsubashi University. Read more
Ashoka U Changemaker Campus
SMU is an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. We were the first institution in Asia to join the ranks of the select 41 institutions globally who hold this designation. This is a recognition of SMU’s commitment to social innovation in the higher education landscape.Read more
Korn Ferry Employee Engagement Award
SMU is recognized as an Outstanding Employer by Korn Ferry in Singapore. The Employee Engagement Awards highlight the organizations who are successfully releasing the power and potential of their people.
1st in Asia in accounting research in the Brigham Young University Accounting Research Rankings
1st in Singapore (3rd in Asia) in the University of Texas Dallas Top 100 Worldwide Business School Research Rankings
4th in Asia in Tilburg University's Top 100 Worldwide Schools Research Rankings

University Profile
  • Established in January 2000
  • First publicly-funded autonomous university in Singapore
  • City campus located in the Bras Basah civic district
  • Shared values of Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality, Leadership and Excellence
Student Profile
  • 7,827 full-time undergraduates*
  • 1,750 full-time and part-time postgraduates*
Faculty Profile
  • 353 full-time faculty*
  • 44% international faculty [non-Singapore citizens]*
  • A globally diverse faculty pool with PhDs from leading international universities
  • 30 different nationalities*
  • * As of December 2015

* As of 12 September 2016** As of 31 December 2015

In the face of ever-changing environment, our sense of identity is a valuable asset. Since the beginning, we have been associated with a personality distinctive form 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 of making of SMU for the next decade.

Professor Arnoud De Meyer President, Singapore Management University

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Last updated on 27 Jul 2017.