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imagining a better future together GIVING REVIEW 2017

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Imagine Better is SMU’s invitation to envisage a different and improved future through the University and this is possible with the continued support and generosity of our donors and partners. Together we are reaching for brave new levels of accomplishment and impact across our schools, our communities and beyond. With your help, we are making a meaningful difference to the future through empowering students, expanding capacity and enhancing impact in our community. A great university must do more than just educate. It is a platform for new experience and exposure; it challenges conventional practices, reframes the way we think about existing issues and creates new knowledge and solutions for the future. Most importantly, it tangibly impacts and contributes to the communities, industries and lives that we are a part of. SMU is a place where education, potential and ambition come together to envision and shape positive impact for a rapidly evolving world. The realisation of this vision for a better future is made possible with the support of our donors and industry partnerships; and our heartfelt thanks go out to the many individuals and partners that have supported and continued to support us as we take steps to create better.

PROF ARNOUD DE MEYER PRESIDENT, SMU


A YEAR IN REVIEW

$53,361,359 TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED

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empowering students The challenge of creating a better future starts with equipping tomorrow’s leaders. Our collective commitment to our students ensures that they have opportunities to explore new pathways for development and discover the full extent of their capabilities. Bursaries, Scholarships, Global Exposure, Values-Driven Education

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PHOTO CREDIT: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Quantedge Foundation scholarship holders Lee Wen Hui and Joyce Lee.

EMPOWERMENT BEGINS WITH ACCESS A first of its kind by any university in Singapore, the SMU Access initiative guarantees that every financially needy incoming Singaporean students will receive a financial aid package equal to the student’s full tuition fees. This will effectively make the entire university education tuition-free for eligible students. LIFTING SPIRITS, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACCESS.

SMU Access is seed-funded by a generous endowed gift of $8 million from the Quantedge Foundation, a local charity which aims to deliver impactful solutions to social issues and challenges in Singapore. The inaugural batch of 19 Quantedge Foundation Scholars received their scholarships in AY2017/18 and about 20 freshmen will benefit from the Quantedge Foundation Scholarship in subsequent academic years.

QUANTEDGE FOUNDATION DIRECTOR MR SUHAIMI ZAINULABIDIN RECEIVING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FROM SMU CHAIRMAN MR HO KWON PING.

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We want to send a message to all Singaporean students that they should never be shy or have second thoughts about going to university because of financial circumstances. MR SUHAIMI ZAINUL-ABIDIN DIRECTOR, QUANTEDGE FOUNDATION

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SMU Chairman Mr Ho Kwon Ping with Mr Kuok Khoon Ean, Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Ltd at the SMU Academic Year Opening Ceremony.

CREATING A PATHWAY TO ETHICAL LEADERSHIP A member of SMU’s founding Board of Trustees, Mr Kuok Khoon Ean’s endowed donation of $5 million will provide support for both the SMU International Scholarships and the SMU Pathfinders Programme. The SMU International Scholarships will encourage a balanced outlook in both academic excellence and community service from aspiring undergraduates joining us from the emerging economies of South and South-east Asia. The SMU Pathfinders Programme is reflective of Mr Kuok’s vision of a new generation of leaders ­— resilient, tenacious and imbued with moral values. This programme is anchored on the principles of SMU Lifelessons, and acts as a four-year leadership, discovery and cultivation platform that deals with individual values, purpose and principles to shape moral and ethical leadership for the future.

PROVIDING A VALUES-BASED EDUCATION THAT INSPIRES MORAL AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIP.

The SMU Pathfinders Programme provides a framework and foundation for future leaders to uncover their own values, chart their own paths and discover their own purpose. MR KUOK KHOON EAN CHAIRMAN, KUOK (SINGAPORE) LTD

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An appreciation event for Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, Chairman and CEO of Wilmar International Ltd, together with scholarship recipients.

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BENEFICIARIES TO DATE

A CULTURE OF PAYING IT FORWARD Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, Chairman and CEO of Wilmar International Ltd, has increased the value of the KKH and Wilmar Scholarships with an additional $3 million gift that will benefit as many as 16 financially disadvantaged students every year in perpetuity. Since inception, 67 students have benefitted from these scholarships, enabling them to embark on an educational journey that is enriching and impactful. Mr Kuok’s steadfast support to SMU began in 2008 with the establishment of the KKH Applied Research Fund. As one of our top five donors, Mr Kuok’s gifts have also opened doors to opportunities in the emerging markets. The Wilmar Overseas Internship provides exposure for our students to experience working in a culturally diverse environment across Asia and Africa; while the Wilmar Community Service Projects have helped foster the spirit of giving back with our students undertaking 14 community service projects in various parts of China since 2011.

SMU PRESIDENT PROF ARNOUD DE MEYER PRESENTING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION TO MR KUOK KHOON HONG.

In addition, Mr Kuok had seed funded the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition, which is organised by our Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship biennially. The International Trading Institute at SMU is also a beneficiary of Mr Kuok’s generosity, with Wilmar as an industry partner.

I am delighted to support the KKH and Wilmar Scholarships and am glad to hear that it has made a positive difference to their lives. I hope that helping to alleviate their worries with this scholarship will raise their confidence and enable them to achieve academic heights that they would not have had the opportunity to attain without this aid. MR KUOK KHOON HONG CHAIRMAN AND CEO, WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LTD

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Mr John Lim, Group CEO of ARA, and Mr Andy Lim, Executive Director for LHF presenting the cheque to SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer.

EDUCATION AS A SOCIAL MULTIPLIER ARA Asset Management Ltd (‘ARA’) and Lim Hoon Foundation (‘LHF’) have made a joint additional endowed donation of $1 million to SMU, boosting the current endowment to $4 million. This effectively increases the number of bond free scholarships from 8 to 12 students every year in perpetuity. Established in 2009, the ARA-LHF Scholarship has benefitted a total of 28 SMU students, of which 18 have graduated and are actively engaged in community and industry. Expressing his gratitude, SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer reinforced the significance of such gifts, saying, “This gift further strengthens SMU’s ability to produce graduates with the breadth and depth of knowledge, who are articulate, ethically and socially responsible and capable of helping solve real world problems.”

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Education has always been a cause that has been close to my heart because I believe that it creates the biggest social multiplier effect. I am very happy that ARA and Lim Hoon Foundation have been able to provide students with the opportunity to further their education through this partnership with SMU for the last nine years. MR JOHN LIM GROUP CEO, ARA ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD

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PHOTO CREDIT: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore)

Deputy CEOs of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) with Tzu Chi-SMU Bursary recipients.

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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK As an organization with its own mission in education, the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) aspires to imbue education with love and gratitude. Since 2014, Tzu Chi has been providing financial assistance through bursaries to our undergraduates. Their support has benefitted 21 SMU students this year. Tzu Chi reviews every application and ensures that the foundation provides not only financial help, but also emotional and moral support for the students and families. A key aspect of this partnership is that beneficiaries get to give back through volunteering their time with Tzu Chi; this commitment makes the beneficiaries aware of the impact they can make to the community, fosters character building and cultivates the desire to make a positive difference to other people.

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CHAMPIONING SOCIAL MOBILITY The Yangzheng Foundation has a long history of fostering, developing and improving education in Singapore, and has been championing social mobility by widening access to education. Since 2010, the Yangzheng Foundation Bursary has been supporting financially needy students and the Foundation has generously pledged an additional support of $500,000 to top up the Foundation’s existing bursary with SMU.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Singapore International Chamber of Commerce

Mr Chaly Mah, Chairman of SICC, presenting the scholarship cheque to SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer.

ENCOURAGING OVERSEAS EXPOSURE Through an endowed contribution of $400,000, the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) has further strengthened its International Exchange Scholarship, creating new opportunities for undergraduate students to experience a semester of study per academic year at an overseas university. The contribution moves SMU closer to its goal of ensuring 100% of its students benefit from an overseas experience, widening the impact of global exposure and creating exciting new experiences for the University.

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INVESTING IN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Dr Doreen Tan Endowed Entrepreneurship Scholarship was set up to inspire and support female students who have displayed entrepreneurial spirit. A successful entrepreneur, Dr Tan wants this scholarship to reinforce women’s ability to lead in business circles, and the need for women to adopt leadership roles in society and industry. The $250,000 gift paves the way for female undergraduates to pursue entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for women, and diversity in our society.

DR DOREEN TAN AND INAUGURAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT ALICIA ENG SIMIN.

A DRIVING PASSION FOR EDUCATION With a firm belief in creating equal opportunities for the less privileged and a passion for education, Mr Karsono Kwee, entrepreneur and founder of Eurokars, has gifted $250,000 to SMU. As of 2017, the gift has formed the basis for the Eurokars Group Endowed Scholarship and will benefit 1 scholar annually in perpetuity.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF EUROKARS GROUP MR KARSONO KWEE.

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Alvin Poh, a SMU alumni, believes that education is the foundation for sustainable, wide-spread social impact.

THE GENEROSITY OF THESE ALUMNI GIFTS WILL GO A LONG WAY IN SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF SMU’S STUDENTS, BUT ALSO ACTS AS A BEACON FOR OTHER ALUMNI TO FIND WAYS AND MEANS OF IMPACTING OTHERS IN MEANINGFUL WAYS. PROF ARNOUD DE MEYER

A CULTURE OF ALUMNI GENEROSITY Alvin Poh and fellow SMU alumni made two significant gifts of $250,000 each that will be going to endow the support of scholarships for financially needy students. Alvin Poh graduated from the School of Information Systems in 2010 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Vodien Internet Solutions Pte Ltd. He believes firmly that education is the foundation for sustainable, widespread social impact. SMU has been a place of great personal growth for Alvin, and gave him the ability to develop as a person. Through this scholarship, Alvin hopes to enable more students to experience the opportunities that SMU can provide, and to inspire philanthropy and encourage more social responsibility.

PRESIDENT, SMU

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SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer signalling the start of the SOA Run 2017.

GOING THE DISTANCE TOGETHER An environment of active giving and contribution starts with our schools and the SOA Run 2017 event brought our own communities closer together to deepen the culture and awareness of giving within the University. Linked to the organisation of the SOA Run 2017 was the launch of the School of Accountancy (SOA) Student Fund. With contributions coming from faculty, staff, students, corporate friends and alumni, the school raised over $110,000 ensuring that all of its students will continue to benefit from the full spectrum of a SMU education. School-based initiatives such as this create a strong sense of camaraderie between students, faculty and the wider communities, which are a cause for celebration.

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ALUMNI, STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, CORPORATE PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAME TOGETHER FOR A MORNING OF FUN AND CHARITY.

The School of Accountancy (SOA) Student Fund will go a long way in providing a peace of mind for students to pursue their interests and goals regardless of their financial situation. PROF CHENG QIANG DEAN, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY AND LEE KONG CHIAN CHAIR PROFESSOR

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expanding capacity

Driven to develop compelling new experiences and knowledge for our students and stakeholders, we place a deep emphasis on extending our academic capacity and expanding our physical environment to ensure that all our learners, and faculty are supported as they strive for better. World-Class Faculty, Chairs, Fellowships, Innovative Learning Spaces

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Gift signing ceremony between Dato’ Sri Prof Dr. Tahir, Jonathan Tahir and SMU for their gift towards the advancement of education.

A MILESTONE GIFT: EXPANDING OUR CAMPUS

TOWARDS NEW SPACES, EXPERIENCES & OPPORTUNITIES.

Dato’ Sri Prof Dr Tahir, MBA and Mr Jonathan Tahir of the Tahir Foundation have pledged a significant contribution of $28.5 million to SMU in the name of invigorating SMU’s campus and offerings, as well as increasing the number of scholarships awarded under the existing Tahir Indonesian Scholarship and Tahir Scholarship programmes. As part of advancing the campus and student experience at SMU, the Tahir Foundation Connexion will be an exciting new development, housing innovative and collaborative learning spaces that will make a direct impact on the SMU-X programme. The future Tahir Foundation Connexion will become a vibrant new edifice of our city campus, inviting participation from industry partners and reflecting SMU’s forward-thinking and collaborative approach to learning and discovery.

I am delighted to be a part of a cause that I hold dearly to my heart. Education is the basis for a better life and it gives me great joy to help lay the foundation of what I believe will be a remarkable hub for student experiences. SMU is renowned for its cutting-edge research and transformative education, and it is my wish that this gift will contribute to SMU’s overall efforts to scale new heights of excellence in educating future generations of leaders. DATO’ SRI PROF DR TAHIR CO-CHAIR, TAHIR FOUNDATION

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“97.5° Arc x 8” by Bernar Venet sculpture on the SMU Green.

A VIBRANT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT More than just cutting-edge educational and research facilities, the SMU campus is alive with culture. The campus grounds are increasingly marked with art pieces that reflect the creativity, imagination and expressive nature of our people and programmes. The “97.5° Arc x 8” by Bernar Venet sculpture employs mathematical manipulation of industrial materials to explore the unique interconnectedness between nature, humanity and the universe. Craig Martin’s sculpture, “Bright Ideas”, transforms the way we perceive everyday objects and acts as a catalyst for self-reflection, inspiring our community to reframe issues and interrogate the way they think about the issues and environments around us in different ways.

CRAIG MARTIN’S “BRIGHT IDEAS” SCULPTURE.

These two sculptures are generously donated by Dato’ Kho Hui Meng.

The two sculptures add expressiveness to our learning spaces. They are landmark sculptures that inspire thought, conversation and the coming together of minds. SOONG JIA WEI UNDERGRADUATE, LEE KONG CHIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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Prof Robert Deng conferred the AXA Chair Professorship of Cybersecurity.

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY ENGAGED IN REAL WORLD ISSUES SMU’s Prof Robert Deng, a leading global authority and award-winning researcher on cybersecurity, was conferred the prestigious AXA Chair Professorship of Cybersecurity. Professorships such as this allow our world-class faculty to bring thought leadership to bear on societal issues — defining new ways of thinking and developing innovative solutions to the world’s problems.

TACKLING TODAY’S MOST PRESSING AND COMPLEX ISSUES.

This prestigious Chair ­— one of only six across the world -— contributes not only to solving world issues, it importantly complements and enriches the teaching and learning experience in SMU, cementing its role as a key contributor to the nation’s thought leadership.

At AXA, we believe that researchers have the keys to societal progress, and that an engaged community of academics can contribute to shape a better world. MR RAPHAËL GUSDORF RESEARCH FUND HEAD, AXA

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Cheque presentation by Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree Investments to SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer.

TANGIBLE AND MULTI-FACETED IMPACT TO INDUSTRY The $3 million endowed gift by Mapletree Investments, together with 1:1 government matching, has created a $6 million fund, allowing SMU to create a unique and innovative real estate programme — the Mapletree Real Estate Programme. This multi-faceted partnership is a sector first and will catalyse the development of research insights whilst supporting SMU as we nurture talent in a rapidly growing real estate investment sector. This gift and partnership will allow SMU to establish the following: a Mapletree Professorship in Real Estate; Mapletree Awards for talented students; Mapletree Real Estate Business Study Trip Grant that supports overseas field trips and enhances students’ experiential learning; and Mapletree Speaker Events to engage the industry and the broader community in real estate-related topics.

PROF FRANCIS KOH NAMED AS THE INAUGURAL MAPLETREE PROFESSOR OF REAL ESTATE.

This first-of-its-kind real estate programme will deeply strengthen the University’s ties with industry and create strong new opportunities for research, industry engagement and real-world exposure for our students and faculty.

We hope to groom a new generation of professionals who will meet the demands of real estate companies focusing on international investments and development opportunities. MR HIEW YOON KHONG GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MAPLETREE INVESTMENTS

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Core to our DNA is the desire to improve and positively impact our communities and environment. Through impactful applied research, we reframe today’s most pressing issues uncovering and sharing new solutions and ways of thinking about problems. Applied Research, Actionable Solutions, Knowledge Exchange, Service to the Community

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SMU lnternational Advisory Council launches and Industry Leaders Dialogues.

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SMU INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS ARE BEING LAUNCHED IN THE REGION.

REGIONAL IMPACT TO ENHANCE INTERNATIONAL RELEVANCE As one of the building blocks for Vision 2025, new International Advisory Councils have or are being set up in Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Thailand and Indonesia. These Councils will help to establish, strengthen and deepen SMU’s collaboration and engagement with the government, academic, business communities and overseas alumni in these key South-east Asian countries and China. These Councils create important pathways for SMU to engage with the region, to learn from and develop new knowledge for industries and communities and to further establish our position as an internationallyrecognised, premier education institute in Singapore.

We have to embrace these changes... to have a good understanding of the impact these forces will have, and to calibrate our education system accordingly so that our students will be prepared and equipped to thrive in this fast-changing world. PROF ARNOUD DE MEYER PRESIDENT, SMU

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Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong, SMU Chairman Ho Kwon Ping and speakers at the summit.

YOUNG LEADERS FOR A BETTER FUTURE Focusing on societal issues, social identity and the environment, the Singapore Summit Young Societal Leaders Programme was developed and launched in 2017. This summit will ensure that corporate leaders have an opportunity to engage with and hear from Singapore’s bright young leaders on the roles they see themselves playing in shaping the future of society. It creates important multigenerational conversations on the global societal issues that matter and establishes a network for our future leaders.

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YOUNG SOCIETAL LEADERS, AS A STARTING POINT FOR A NETWORK AND PLATFORM OF PASSIONATE YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS.

Made possible by Temasek Foundation Connects through the S Rajaratnam Endowment and SMU’s Institute for Societal Leadership, this initiative injects new perspectives into the Singapore Summit, by including societal perspectives to currently discussed areas such as business, economic, finance, and geopolitical issues. By encouraging our youth to consider and contemplate the roles of responsible leadership in society, we strengthen our communities and renew hope in our future.

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Launch of SMU’s Retail Centre of Excellence with Guest-of-Honour Ms Sim Ann (Senior Minister of State, MCCY and MTI) and founding members.

REVITALISING THE RETAIL SCENE IN SINGAPORE AND BEYOND SMU’s launch of the Retail Centre of Excellence will focus on generating and disseminating actionable knowledge for retailers in Singapore, Asia and beyond. A joint initiative between SMU, SPRING and Economic Development Board, this timely initiative seeks to enhance the capabilities of both brick and mortar and online retailers through tools, solutions, insights and partnerships ­— to advance Singapore as an Asia Pacific Retail Hub. BRINGING INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP TOGETHER TO IMPACT AND ADVANCE AN EVOLVING RETAIL SECTOR.

The Retail Centre of Excellence is dedicated to tackling industry challenges and helping retailers raise both productivity and innovation levels through close collaboration with industry partners. Helmed by SMU Professor of Marketing, Kapil R. Tuli, the Centre’s ties with the retail industry are highlighted through its group of founding members — the first being DFS Ventures. The other members include Microsoft, Harvey Norman, IKEA, Popular Holdings, Decathlon and Tiffany and Co.

Retail organisations will also benefit from research by our faculty experts, offering evidence-based insights of relevance to business and industry. PROF LILY KONG PROVOST, SMU

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Dr. Janil Puthucheary (Senior Minister of State, MCI & MOE) at the Dentons Rodyk Dialogue.

LAW AND THE RISE OF ECOMMERCE As part of a partnership with Dentons Rodyk and Denton LLP, SMU has established an important forum for thought leaders to share and discuss ideas and views that directly impact on Asia’s legal, business, cultural and economic landscape. The 2017 inaugural Dentons Rodyk Dialogue focused on the rapid growth of eCommerce and the legal implications that will be a part of defining this growth for the future. The Dialogue brought leading authorities together to discuss, debate and challenge current thinking on the rise of eCommerce, including Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education, Mr Philip Jeyaretnam SC, Regional CEO, Dentons Rodyk, Mr Maximilian Bittner, CEO, Lazada Group, and Mr Gilbert Leong, Senior Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology, Dentons Rodyk.

ECOMMERCE IS AN IMPORTANT AREA AND WE WERE DELIGHTED TO HOST THIS DIALOGUE WHICH EXAMINED THE MYRIAD OF ISSUES SURROUNDING ITS DEVELOPMENT. PROF TANG HANG WU ACADEMIC DIRECTOR, CEBCLA

THE FUTURE OF LAW Forward-looking partners such as international law firm Osborne Clarke are working with SMU to discuss, debate and address important issues including the impact, effects and considerations that technology such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the internet of things will have on the field of Law. The SMU School of Law, through the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, together with Osborne Clarke, hosted the inaugural Future of Law Conference in October 2017. The conference provided thought-provoking insights and perspectives through speeches and a panel discussion with leading thinkers, such as — Mr Simon Beswick, International CEO of Osborne Clarke; Mr Ng How Yue, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Law; Prof Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa; Ms Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, Govtech, Singapore; and Asst Prof Eliza Mik, and SMU School of Law.

PERMANENT SECRETARY OF MINISTRY OF LAW, MR NG HOW YUE, GUEST-OF-HONOUR, AT THE INAUGURAL FUTURE OF LAW CONFERENCE.

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At the official opening of SMU’s Pro Bono Centre’s new premises.

THIS COLLABORATION WITH SMU PRO BONO CENTRE CAME ABOUT NATURALLY. THE RHT RAJAN MENON FOUNDATION & SMU SCHOOL OF LAW SHARED A COMMON OBJECTIVE OF INSTILLING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN LAW STUDENTS AND LAWYERS TOWARDS THE UNDERPRIVILEGED.

INSTILLING A SENSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE Launching SMU’s Pro Bono Centre’s new premise was made all the more significant through a $300,000 gift by the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, which will support the activities of the Centre over the course of the next 5 years. Headed by SMU Associate Prof Rathna N Koman, the SMU Pro Bono Centre has been instrumental in inculcating a Pro Bono culture in SMU, and in sensitising students to issues around social justice. Collectively this gift provides more than just financial support, but also real-world opportunities to help the underprivileged and unrepresented group of individuals benefit greatly from the Centre’s activities.

MR TAN CHONG HUAT CHAIRMAN, RHT RAJAN MENON FOUNDATION

PRO BONO WORK WAS A BIG PART OF MY FATHER’S LIFE… HE GENUINELY THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I THINK HE WOULD BE SO HAPPY TO SEE HOW SMU IS TAKING HIS EXAMPLE AND GOING FORWARD WITH IT. SUJESH ANANDAN SON OF MR SUBHAS ANANDAN

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IN HONOUR OF THE LATE VETERAN CRIMINAL LAWYER, SUBHAS ANANDAN The Subhas Anandan Legacy Fund was announced in November 2017 with over $120,000 raised in honour of the late Subhas Anandan, a well-respected veteran criminal lawyer. The majority of this fund will go towards the SMU Criminal Law Club, allowing it to pursue and organise meaningful events on criminal justice related issues including the Criminal Justice Conference. The remainder of the fund will be allocated towards the SMU Law Outreach Club for the pursuit of meaningful community outreach projects. In addition, the money raised also acts as a bursary valued at $5,000, which will support needy students beginning 2018.


Volunteers from the Project HeartCode team with youth beneficiaries.

PASSION AND ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE Project HeartCode is an innovative and engaging platform founded by Ellipsis (SMU Information Systems Society) in collaboration with SMU Devera. Made possible by the generous support of the Lee Foundation and Mr Ng Kai Wa, this project allows for underprivileged youths to be given an equal opportunity to learn about programming and computer science concepts. Piloted with 17 beneficiary youths from Bukit Panjang Government High, Project HeartCode aims to teach youths fundamental programming skills and ignite an interest in the growing technological field.

NARROWING THE TECHNOLOGY SKILLS GAP AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL OUR YOUTH.

Volunteers form the backbone of the project — acting as both teachers and mentors to underprivileged students. These young SMU volunteers are cultivating interests and skillsets that will be instrumental to creating a Smart Nation; but more than that, they are reinforcing the importance of giving back to society and creating meaningful impact for the future.

Throughout Project HeartCode, I have received more than I could give. From my fellow mentors and mentees, I have learnt about tenacity, determination, creativity and much more. I am really grateful for this amazing community service experience and I really hope more can benefit from this project. TEH MING YI UNDERGRADUATE, SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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PROFESSORSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & LECTURE SERIES PROFESSORSHIPS AXA CHAIR PROFESSOR OF CYBERSECURITY Professor Robert Deng Huijie School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University CELIA MOH CHAIR PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS Professor Phang Sock Yong School of Economics, Singapore Management University CHENG TSANG MAN PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTANCY Visiting Professor John Core MIT Sloan School of Management HO BEE PROFESSOR OF CHINESE ECONOMY & BUSINESS Visiting Associate Professor Jin Keyu London School of Economics & Political Science JONES DAY PROFESSOR OF COMMERCIAL LAW

LEE KONG CHIAN CHAIR PROFESSOR Professor Cheng Qiang Dean, School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Professor Gerry George Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Professor Lily Kong Provost, Singapore Management University Professor, School of Social Sciences LEE KONG CHIAN PROFESSOR Visiting Professor Elisa Bertino Samuel Conte Term Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University Professor Chen Xia School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Visiting Professor Paul Evans School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University

Visiting Professor Gerard Mccormack University of Leeds

Professor Nirmalya Kumar Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

KEPPEL PROFESSOR OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

Professor Filip Lievens Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Professor Ekkehart Boehmer Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Professor Liu Kung-Chung Research Fellow, Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica, Taiwan School of Law, Singapore Management University Professor Su Liangjun School of Economics, Singapore Management University Professor Melvyn Teo Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Professor Tse Yiu Kuen School of Economics, Singapore Management University Professor Heli Wang Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Professor Yu Jun School of Economics, Singapore Management University

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MAPLETREE PROFESSOR OF REAL ESTATE Professor Francis Koh Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University MASTERCARD CHAIR PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INCLUSION Professor Emeritus Howard Thomas Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University OUB CHAIR PROFESSOR OF FINANCE Professor Lim Kian Guan Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University TOMMIE GOH VISITING PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS Visiting Professor Sunil Gupta Havard Business School Visiting Professor Jarrad Harford University of Washington Visiting Proffesor Frank T Rothaermel Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology YONG PUNG HOW PROFESSOR OF LAW Professor Yeo Tiong Min School of Law, Singapore Management University


FELLOWSHIPS BNP PARIBAS FELLOW OF FINANCE Professor Ekkehart Boehmer Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Liang Hao Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University DSM SENIOR FELLOW IN PARTNERSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY Visiting Professor Simon Zadek School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University DELLA SUANTIO FELLOW Assistant Professor Kenneth Tai Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University D.S. LEE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP Assistant Professor Sterling Huang School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University LEE KONG CHIAN FELLOW Professor Nadja Alexander School of Law, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Onur Boyabatli Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Professor Shurojit Chatterji School of Economics, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Cho Young Jun School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Pascale Crama Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Visiting Professor Steven Neil Durlauf School of Economics, Singapore Management University

Professor Don Ferrin Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Fu Fangjian Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Gao Debin School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Professor Gary Greguras Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Dr. Noeleen Heyzer Under-Secretary-General to the UN School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Jiang Jing School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Kim Seonghoon School of Economics, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Reddi Kotha Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Akshat Kumar School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Jimmy Lee School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Lee Youngki School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Angela Leung School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Li Jing School of Economics, Singapore Management University

Distinguished Term Professor Peter Charles Bonest Phillips School of Economics, Singapore Management University Professor Srinivas Reddy Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Visiting Professor Susan Rowedder School Of Economics, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Abhijeet Vadera Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University Assistant Professor Wang Qiuhong School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Holly Yang School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Professor Yang Zhenlin School of Economics, Singapore Management University Professor Zhang Liandong School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University LEE KUAN YEW FELLOW Associate Professor Lim Chee Yeow School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University Professor Archan Misra School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University Associate Professor Kannan Srikanth Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Associate Professor Lim Yun Fong Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

WEE KIM WEE ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP

HO RIH HWA LEADERSHIP IN ASIA PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

SHAW FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

THE NGEE ANN KONGSI ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES

His Excellency Frank-Walter Steinmeier Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Professor TJ Pempel University of California, Berkeley

Professor Emeritus Gary Hamilton University of Washington

Mr Robert Yeo Poet, playwright and novelist

LECTURE SERIES

The conferment of named awards at SMU follows the academic calendar.

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