New Partnerships!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Office of Global Learning is delighted to announce some newly established partnerships to expand the opportunities for international student exchange and summer exchange programmes. Attractive scholarship opportunities are also available. Read below to find out more:
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Research Institute of Economics and Management), China
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a specialised finance, economics and business university located in Chengdu, China. SWUFE is one of the three specialised universities in finance and economics in China.
As a training base for the development of the financial industry as well as the socio-economic development of western China, SWUFE is known as China’s financial talent pool. SMU students will have the opportunity to study at the Research Institute of Economics and Management (RIEM). RIEM was established in 2006 in dedication to high quality teaching and research in economics, finance and management. 
More information about SWUFE is available at 
Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia 
Founded in 2002, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) provides undergraduate and graduate education in economics, management, finance, marketing, and accounting. ZSEM received its AACSB accreditation in 2013 and is in the process of applying for EQUIS. It has been voted as the best business school in Croatia for five consecutive years. As a young university with a global outlook, ZSEM prepares its students for the global labour market by offering, among its other Bachelor programmes, a fully English-taught track for its Bachelor in Economics & Management. Zagreb is its nation’s capital, and the most populous city in Croatia. Zagreb today represents the administrative, economic, cultural, transportation and scientific centre of Croatia.
More information about ZSEM is available at http:  
Jindal Global University (Law School), India
Located in the vibrant National Capital Region, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), part of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), imparts a rigorous and multi-disciplinary legal education with a view to producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, and public servants. JGLS empowers its students with knowledge, skills, and vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. The School’s expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad. Research centres at JGLS have been established to inject new ideas into cutting edge issues of law and policy ranging from women’s rights to international trade. At JGLS students are given exposure to new ideas, international perspectives, and innovative teaching in an encouraging and open academic environment. Jindal Global Law School is part of O.P. Jindal Global University.
More information about JGLS is available at:
Hitotsubashi University (Law School), Japan
SMU currently has a university-wide agreement with Hitotsubashi University (HU). HU is a national university, and is the only university in Japan to specialise exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. HU educational pedagogy emphasizes seminar-styled classroom learning similar to SMU. 
The partnership with HU Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy would allow SMU LL.B and JD students to take courses from the Business Law Department of the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. 
More information about HU Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy is available at 
Leiden University, The Netherlands 
Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research intensive universities and is the highest ranked university in The Netherlands. The Times Higher Education ranks Leiden as the best university in Continental Europe for Arts and Humanities.
Exchange students have the opportunity to choose a range of courses from Leiden’s key faculties which  range from Law, Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences, Medical Centre, Archaeology, Science and Campus the Hague. Leiden University’s Law School has been ranked 6th in Europe and the Department of Business Studies sits within the Law School.
More information about Leiden University is available at 
University of York (Law School), UK
York Law School is an inspirational place for study and research. It is a top rated school for research, teaching and learning with a vibrant community committed to excellence. Their new, purpose-built school provides exceptional facilities and a dynamic environment for learning and research. They pride themselves on their innovative and research led teaching and forward thinking approach that keeps them at the forefront of legal education. Their students are taught by some of the UK’s top legal scholars engaged in specialist research. They offer a programme which is modern and relevant to the legal profession as well as the many other professions their students go on to join. York Law School is part of University of York.
More information about York Law School is available at:
Apart from these newly signed agreements, we have also expanded on 7 of our exchange partnership agreements, from school-specific level to university-wide agreements.
University of Western Australia [Australia]
University of British Columbia [Canada]
University of Mannheim [Germany]
Hong Kong Polytechnic University [Hong Kong]
University of Groningen [The Netherlands]
VU Amsterdam University [The Netherlands]
Northeastern University [USA]
Four summer exchange agreements were also signed for the SMU Global Summer Programme.
Humboldt University of Berlin [Germany]
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [Hong Kong]
Koc University [Turkey]
University of Warwick [United Kingdom]
Eurex Exchange has agreed to award 2 scholarships ($15,000 each) for SMU students majoring in Finance who undertake an exchange in an institution in Frankfurt. The scholarship will be offered for the next two years.  With Goethe University being  one of the best universities in Frankfurt, and houses specialist institutes such as the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) and the Center for Financial Studies (CFS), we look forward to more SMU finance majors accessing this attractive and invaluable scholarship opportunity.
We would also like to take the opportunity to highlight another longstanding scholarship opportunity – the Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO) – for students going to Japan for exchange. Availability subject to individual University policy, this scholarship provides students a monthly stipend of 80,000 yen.
For more information about the entire range of Student Mobility Scholarships, please click here.