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Official launch of the Overseas Centre Ho Chi Minh City.
Growth in Asia

SMU launches new representative office in Vietnam

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SMU has officially launched its representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, known as the SMU Overseas Centre Ho Chi Minh City (OCHCMC) – a significant step in SMU’s mission to foster knowledge sharing and regional collaboration as a gateway university in Asia.

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Assoc Prof Seow Poh Sun received the prestigious American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award 2023.
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SMU School of Accountancy (SOA) Associate Professor Seow Poh Sun recently garnered recognition for his excellence as an educator when he received the prestigious American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award 2023.     

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(L-R) SMU Chairman Mr Piyush Gupta, Minister for Education Mr Chan Chun Sing, SMU President Prof Lily Kong, and SMU Provost Prof Timothy Clark.
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The job market is evolving, and employers are now placing a greater emphasis on skills acquired outside of the traditional academic setting. As a result, it has become imperative for job seekers to equip themselves with a diverse range of proficiencies that extend beyond traditional academic achievements.

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SMU has undertaken several sustainable water management initiatives to achieve its goal of reducing water use intensity.
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Water, the essence of life, is a precious resource that sustains our planet. Despite its importance, water is often undervalued and taken for granted: the average Singaporean used 158 litres of water a day in 2021 — up from 141 litres a person a day in 2019.

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SMU’s Yong Pung How School of Law (YPHSL) regularly updates its curriculum to ensure it meets new and future challenges.
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The world in which we work has undergone significant changes, marked by a surge in the adoption of digital tools. Furthermore, the complexities of conducting business have grown in a globalised economy, adding to the challenges that legal professionals must address to stand out in a fast-evolving landscape. Striving to ensure that students graduate with a future-ready foundation, SMU’s Yong Pung How School of Law (YPHSL) regularly updates its curriculum to ensure it meets new and future challenges.

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SMU hosts the Wee Kim Wee Soka International Seminar on Global Peace and Understanding annually.
Engaged City University

The future of meritocracy in Singapore

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Each year, SMU hosts its annual Wee Kim Wee Soka International Seminar on Global Peace and Understanding. Held on 16 February 2023, this year’s event focused on the big questions explored by SMU’s Core Curriculum as they relate to wealth and poverty. It brought together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and observers from around the world to discuss new ways of thinking about how wealth and poverty influence our lives today.

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The award-winning movie Joyland was produced by SMU alumna Apoorva Charan.
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Life can sometimes take you down unexpected turns, and it is not uncommon to discover one's true calling along a road less travelled. Such was the experience of SMU alumna Apoorva Charan, who has carved out her own path as a film producer following her graduation.

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In SMU’s celebrations of International Women’s Day, the role of SMU women in promoting sustainability became a hot topic of discussion.
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Among the many events and initiatives organised by SMU in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in March 2023 was a panel dialogue themed ‘SMU Women at the Forefront of Sustainability’. The panel consisted of leading SMU alumnae who have each played important roles in driving sustainability efforts in their respective fields.

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(From left) SMU's Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) and panel moderator Annie Koh, Google Singapore's Country Managing Director Ben King, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, SMU Provost Timothy Clark, and LinkedIn’s Head of Asia, Talent and Learning Solutions Frank Koo at The Straits Times Education Forum 2023.
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Straits Times Education Forum 2023 in partnership with SMU

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The inaugural Canada-in-Asia Conference, held in Singapore in February 2023, was a milestone in fostering greater engagement and strengthening networks.
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As we look to the future, Canada and Asia's relationship has never been more important. With a world of vast potential, there is an unprecedented opportunity for nations to take meaningful steps towards unlocking that potential and catalysing new growth in education, business exchange and mutual understanding.

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The Karim Family Foundation's endowed contribution of S$2,000,000 is the single largest alumni gift to SMU.
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The Karim Family Foundation has made a generous contribution to SMU with the establishment of the Karim Family Foundation Scholarship. The new scholarship was announced at a Gift Ceremony held on 27 February 2023, at the SMU University Lounge. This scholarship was initiated by SMU alumni Cindy and Chayadi Karim, who graduated from SMU in 2014 and 2015 respectively. They are the children of Bachtiar Karim and Dewi Sukwanto, Principals of the Karim Family Foundation.

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