Singapore Management University (SMU) was established in 2000 and is home to about 10,000 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. It believes that students’ participation in co-curricular activities provides invaluable opportunities for personal and character development.
The SMU LifeLessons programme was introduced to guide student development outside of mainstream academia. Its aim is to prepare and inspire students to be leaders and change agents in society. The principles of SMU LifeLessons come alive through SMU Arts Festival 2017, the fruition of a six-month effort by 50 students from various backgrounds and schools. The Festival serves to bring together the SMU arts community and to reach out to arts lovers and practitioners from all walks of life.
As the only local university located in the centre of Singapore’s thriving arts and heritage belt, SMU is well positioned to foster strategic partnerships with the many museums, arts institutions, civic buildings, businesses and leading organisations in the Orchard Road-Bugis-Bras Basah district.