Singapore Management University (SMU) was established in 2000 and is home to about 9,300 undergraduates and postgraduates from six schools: School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences.
SMU is recognised internationally for its world-class research and distinguished teaching, and delivers a rigorous, broad-based and creative pedagogy comprising both academic and out-of-classroom learning activities.
SMU is the only local university located in the heart of Singapore – right in the centre of the city-state’s thriving arts and heritage belt. Its close proximity to many museums, arts institutions, civic buildings, businesses, as well as Singapore’s iconic shopping thoroughfare, Orchard Road, enables SMU to foster strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading organisations, and the wider community.
SMU believes that our students' participation in co-curricular activities are good opportunities for an invaluable education that threads content knowledge and skills with a social awareness. This arose in the birth of SMU LifeLessons, a programme that educates our students outside of mainstream academia, with the aim of defining, preparing and inspiring students to be leaders and change agents in various fields of work and life. SMU LifeLessons is demonstrated through SMU Arts Festival 2015, where close to 50 students from various disciplines of study in SMU have been involved in putting this Festival together over the last six months, to bring the SMU arts community closer and more accessible to arts lovers and practitioners from all walks of life.