Singapore Management University in Beijing to strengthen relationships and explore collaborations with Chinese Universities

The Renmin University of China-SMU Global Forum was held in Beijing with the theme "Green Finance and Governance: From Commitments to Actions"

Singapore Management University (SMU) Provost Timothy Clark led SMU faculty and staff to Beijing in November to reengage and dialogue with leading Chinese universities to explore collaborations in SMU strategic priority areas. He also met with SMU alumni and Singapore’s new ambassador to China to explore opportunities for SMU to bridge the academic, research and wider university communities of both countries.

Research and Academic Collaborations with Leading Chinese Universities

At separate meetings with the university leaders of Peking, Renmin and Tsinghua universities, SMU Provost, Vice President, Partnerships and Engagement Prof Lim Sun Sun and faculty explored research collaborations in Sustainability/Urban Economics, Successful Ageing and Green Finance/ESG Investing to deepen erstwhile partnerships. In addition, there were discussions with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) that focused on academic and research collaborations in Finance and Family Businesses, including jointly organising a forum at SMU’s Overseas Centres.

Engagements and Collaborations in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Space

The SMU delegation was briefed on Tsinghua U’s global network of innovation hubs and visited the Tsinghua University Science (TUS) Park. Both sides agreed to explore collaborations between our respective overseas centres, as between IIE and TUS Park’s Singapore Office. At the visit to Peking U Innovation and Enterprise Hub, the delegation learnt about the active involvement of industry in the Hub’s incubation and entrepreneurial initiatives.

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