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(L-R) SMU Prof Lily Kong, SMU Prof Lim Sun Sun, SingCham China's Mr Ong Tze Guan, and His Excellency Peter Tan at the signing of the MOU.
Published on 15 July 2024
The SMU Industry Leaders Dialogue in China was held in Beijing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club on 6 June 2024. Themed as “Financing a Greener Future: China and Southeast Asia”, the event also featured the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SMU and the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SingCham) in China, as well as the launch of the SMU School of Accountancy Beijing Alumni Group.
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Banyan Tree Holdings founder Ho Kwon Ping speaking at the launch of a new book about him at SMU on 21 May 2024..
Published on 12 July 2024
The book, Behind the Banyan: Ho Kwon Ping, which Mr Ho launched at SMU on 21 May, walks the reader through his experiences as he steered hotel chain Banyan Tree through various milestones and challenges – including the recent pandemic when it had to operate with zero occupancy at many of its properties.
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SMU Provost Prof Timothy Clark (left) with Ms Mengchen Zhen of Boston University who won the Best Paper on Marketing at the Singapore Scholars Conference 2024.
Published on 18 June 2024
To systematically help postgraduate research students, SMU’s College of Graduate Research Studies held the second Singapore Rising Scholars Conference in May 2024, with 60 papers by presenters from 22 institutions around the world.
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Official launch of the Overseas Centre Ho Chi Minh City.
Published on 18 June 2024
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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Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April every year, dedicated to awareness about various environmental challenges that face our planet. Since 2006, SMU has embarked on a journey towards being a thought leader and solution partner in managing environmental change and contributing to sustainable city living. We highlight some of our latest research, thought leadership and achievements towards building a greener planet.
Published on 8 May 2024
To mark Earth Day 2024, SMU Engage provides a review of SMU’s recent contributions towards a greener planet through research, thought leadership, achievements, outreach and education.
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Justice Andrew Phang presenting the newly launched book to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Published on 8 May 2024
A book examining the remarkable life and legacy of Dr Yong Pung How was launched at SMU on 11 April 2024. Dr Yong was the second Chief Justice of Singapore between 1990 and 2006 and served as the Chancellor of SMU between 2010 and 2015. In 2021, SMU renamed the School of Law to include Dr Yong Pung How's name as a recognition for his founding contributions to the University.
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SMU’s public lecture, “Growing Up in an Al-Fuelled World: Reflections on Childhood Amid Digital Acceleration”, helmed by SMU Vice President (Partnerships and Engagement) and Professor of Communication and Technology, Lim Sun Sun (left), on 5 April 2024, gave insights about the pivotal role that parents play as the key architects of their child's media environments.
Published on 29 April 2024
SMU President Prof Lily Kong gave the Keynote Address at the launch event for the inaugural Social Sciences and Humanities Ideas Festival. As part of the Festival, SMU’s College of Integrative Studies (CIS) organised a public lecture titled “Growing Up in an AI-Fuelled World: Reflections on Childhood Amid Digital Acceleration" helmed by SMU Vice President (Partnerships and Engagement) and Professor of Communication and Technology Lim Sun Sun.
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Dr Tony Tan presenting a copy of his book to PM Lee Hsien Loong at the book launch.
Published on 10 April 2024
Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, the seventh President of Singapore from 2011-2017, and Honorary Patron and Distinguished Senior Fellow at SMU, launched his book, “Tony Tan Keng Yam: My Political Journey”, at SMU on Tuesday, 12 March 2024. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the Guest of Honour at the event.
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(L–R) Ms Deborah Ho, BlackRock’s country head of Singapore and regional head of Southeast Asia; Prof Lily Kong, SMU President; Ms Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS; and Ms Png Chin Yee, CFO of Temasek.
Published on 9 April 2024
SMU President Prof Lily Kong was one of the eminent participants in “Inspiring Inclusion in a fragmented world”, a panel discussion hosted by BlackRock Singapore in celebration of International Women’s Day 2024.
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The Final Pitch event for WiE marked the culmination of a transformative journey for aspiring female social entrepreneurs, focused on creating tangible solutions aimed at tackling the current and pressing health, social and environmental challenges of society
Published on 8 April 2024
SMU celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 with a slew of inspiring initiatives, that many women and allies in the SMU community were able to take part in and enjoy.
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