SMU China Initiatives

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Singapore Management University (SMU) is one of the national universities funded by the Singapore Government. We have worked closely with world class institutions, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University.

Singapore-China bilateral relationship enjoys sustained, rapid and sound development since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1990. As a key national university in Singapore, SMU aims to contribute to the Singapore-China bilateral co-operation by nurturing China-ready and bicultural graduates and engaging in China-related top-notch research projects.

As China plays an important role in SMU’s next phase of growth and international reputation building, SMU formed and officially launched the China Desk in late 2012 to focus on enhancing collaboration with existing universities as well as extending our network of partners in China.

SMU China Desk works closely with SMU’s Senior Management, schools, institutes, centres, labs and initiatives on SMU’s China Strategy and Initiatives.  It facilitates and lends support to Senior Management’s trips to China and work with schonghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), in March 2013 when he delivered a lecture at the SMU presidential Distinguished Speaker Series.

In summary, SMU’s long-term strategy in China is to

  • Raise the international profile, brand name and reputation of SMU in China
  • Improve the quality of student-intake for SMU undergraduate, postgraduates and executive programs
  • Engage faculty members in common research and PhD Co-supervision with their counterparts at leading Chinese universities
  • Engage students in student exchange programs and internships in China

  We look forward to working closely with our key stakeholders including government, leading universities and companies in China to develop win-win sustainable relationships.


Professor Arnoud De Meyer
Singapore Management University

Last updated on 22 Oct 2015 .