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(L-R) Ethan Martin, Tay Ting Hui, Claire Soh and Ng Hsien Ray.
Published on 12 July 2024
SMU’s business case club, Team Cognitare, has continued its strong track record, this time clinching the title of Global Champions for the second consecutive year at the prestigious International Case Competition @ Maastricht (ICC@M).
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SMU President Prof Lily Kong (4th from L) and SMU Provost Prof Timothy Clark (4th from R) with SMOO (centre), senior faculty and staff, and student leaders at SMU Open House 2024.
Published on 8 March 2024
Open House 2024 saw the largest turnout in SMU’s history, with more than 20,000 visitors to the SMU campus over two days. Visitors were offered 118 information sessions, in-depth talks, and sample classes so they could get an idea of how their SMU journey could be.
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(Clockwise from left) SMU, the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill (UNC) in the United States, and the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark.
Published on 8 March 2024
SMU has announced a new programme that offers business undergraduates a unique 18-month, immersive exchange experience that spans three continents. It is offered in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill (UNC) in the United States, as well as the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark.
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SMU’s Industry Project-Based Experiential Learning (INDEX) programme, SMU-X, won two 2023 QS Reimagine Education Awards.
Published on 29 February 2024
SMU’s Industry Project-Based Experiential Learning (INDEX) programme, also referred to as SMU-X, won Gold and Silver at the prestigious international awards.
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Artwork image credit: Priyageetha Dia, video still of LAMENT H.E.A.T (2023). Commissioned by Singapore Art Museum for SAM Contemporaries: Residues & Remixes 2023.
Published on 4 January 2024
From August to November 2023, SMU Libraries hosted artist Priyageetha Dia in its inaugural Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programme. She worked on research concerning the communist insurgency during the Malayan Emergency and the role of rubber plantations in the Cold War that was concurrently developing at about the same time.  “This area of study is not only historically rich but also complex, requiring a deep dive into various aspects of political, social, and economic narratives of that era,” she explains.
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SMU Provost Prof Timothy Clark delivering his Opening Address at the INDEX Symposium.
Published on 5 December 2023
Active teaching and learning are an important part of nurturing 21st century skillsets that are aligned with evolving industry demands. It is with this belief in mind that SMU organised its inaugural INDEX Symposium.
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SMU alumna Shanti Pereira also won two Gold medals at the 2023 SEA Games (Photo: Chensiyuan)
Published on 31 October 2023
Over 400 athletes from Singapore competed in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou in China. Running from 23 September to 8 October 2023, it featured Singapore’s largest delegation yet – 160 athletes more than represented our country at the 2018 Asian Games five years ago.
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SMU President Professor Lily Kong addressing the audience.
Published on 30 October 2023
SMU President’s State of the University Address 2023 touched on significant developments, strategic priorities, as well as future endeavours. It took a new and engaging format in embracing SMU’s people-centric thrust: faculty, staff and students shared their experiences and achievements through a series of videos that formed Prof Kong's compelling narrative.  
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SMU StageIt performing Caryl Churchill's much-lauded Love & Information.
Published on 1 October 2023
A vibrant arts scene has always been an indispensable part of SMU life, and this year’s SMU Arts Festival was no different. Themed “POST”, the festival explored the multifaceted meaning of the theme as student artistes delved into the complexities of post-modernity, post-truth, and other “post” concepts.
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SMU Chairman Mr Piyush Gupta (front row, 2nd from right) with SMU President Prof Lily Kong (front row, 4th from right) with students at the Academic Year Opening..
Published on 28 August 2023
The opening of SMU’s 2023 Academic Year was marked with an exciting freshmen orientation, a mega Co-curricular Activities (CCA) Fair and a special opening celebration dinner. The Opening welcomed the 24th cohort of about 2,500 freshmen, who began their first Academic Year at SMU on Monday 14 August 2023.
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