SMU's journey began in 1997, when the Singapore government first mooted the idea of a third university for the country. The government wanted SMU to be an experiment in diversity. The experiment began with the choice of the Chairman of the new institution, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, a renowned and successful business entrepreneur.
The Singapore Management University places a high priority on developing and maintaining a consistent corporate image to reinforce its status and position, both in the local and wider communities.
To effectively protect the university's brand, we have developed guidelines to ensure consistent implementation of SMU's visual identity.
From Singapore, the strategic hub of Asia, SMU applies its knowledge and global perspective in an Asian context to bridge concepts and provide critical insights. SMU research aims to create significant impact by addressing these five societal challenges: Economies & Financial Markets, Social Fabric & Quality of Life, Boundaries & Borders, Sustainability, Innovation & Technology.
International students play an important role in contributing to the multi-cultural character of SMU. This diverse university population contributes significantly to cross-cultural understanding and allows for a deeper awareness of world issues.
The Diversity, Inclusion & Integration (DII) team annually plans a series of social and recreational programmes to engage our international students. These activities provide opportunities for integration with the university community and are aimed at enhancing your student experience.
SMU Prinsep Street Residences (PSR) is an innovative communal living concept for young studying adults - the answer to the millennial’s desire for open spaces of living and interaction.
Designed as learning and research spaces for the SMU community, SMU Libraries, through its two locations, Li Ka Shing and Kwa Geok Choo Libraries, offers a range of spaces and support the SMU community.
The SMU campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.
Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, the SMU campus is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets.
The planning and development involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups. The goal was to create a unique city campus equipped to accommodate the new millennium, yet remain connected to the historical origins of this important district.
The Sports Hall is located on Level 3 of the SMU Administration Building. The flexible facility caters to a number of sports activities including archery, badminton, basketball, floorball, handball, martial arts, tchoukball, volleyball and other indoor sports. The Sports Hall also features an 11-metre high rock wall for rock-climbing enthusiasts.