About the campaign

President's message

Imagine Better is SMU's invitation for all to come together and create meaningful impact, with and through the University. This speaks to SMU's wider aspirations of becoming a great and socially responsible global-city university; one that tackles today's most pressing societal challenges and positively impacts the communities, the nation and region around us. By empowering students, expanding capacity and enhancing impact for our communities and beyond - Together, we can make our world a better place. 

As I commence my tenure as the fifth President of SMU, I look forward to an exciting year of collaborations with treasured partners and friends of SMU to scale even higher peaks of excellence. 

SMU is a global city campus located in the heart of Singapore. We are well-positioned to be a platform for people to envisage better solutions for the world. 

Through our transformative education, rigorous research and strategic linkages, SMU is challenging mind-sets to reframe issues and rethink conventional approaches so as to create new knowledge and innovative solutions that will make a tangible difference to the lives of others. 

This would not have been possible without the continued support of our donors and industry partners, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude for their generosity and shared vision of creating a better world for our collective futures. 

 

PROFESSOR LILY KONG

 

PRESIDENT AND LEE KONG CHIAN CHAIR

PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 

We aspire to be a great and iconic global-city university, tackling the world’s complexities, engaging in today’s societal challenges and impacting humanity positively.

Together, we can shape a better world.

More than just imagining a better future, SMU has, since its inception, been actively challenging the status quo and defining new ways of addressing some of the most pressing societal challenges that are occurring all around us, both locally and in the region.

By taking on these pressing societal challenges, we will create new solutions and ways of addressing these issues.

In particular, SMU is committed to engaging in today’s most pressing societal challenges, and to that end is already making a significant difference in these 5 Areas of Impact.

Impact of giving

PAYING IT FORWARD

With your gift, many of our students will be able to achieve their educational and career goals. This often instils in them a sense of gratitude, and the aspiration to give back to society in the ways they can.

MAKE A MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

Your gift will make a positive difference by enhancing leadership and learning excellence, while augmenting curriculum development and academic research.

LEAVING A LEGACY

The legacy that you create and leave extends beyond the philanthropic contribution itself. Often, the impact generated by your gift leaves a lasting impression on the direct beneficiaries, while adding value to the wider community.

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S TALENT

Even before our students graduate, they will be equipped with industry-ready skills and be empowered to make an impact to industry and society. You will have the opportunity to identify talent for future employment with your organisation through internships that are cost-effective solutions for your business needs.

Together we can improve our communities in big ways and small.

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