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The Singapore Management University (SMU) announced today that it has appointed Professor Bert De Reyck as the Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB).  He takes over the helm from Professor Gerry George who served as Dean from 2015 – 2021 and will assume the role for a five-year term.  Professor George has moved to Georgetown University and …

The Singapore Management University (SMU) undertook the fourth wave of the Public Cleanliness Satisfaction Survey (PCSS) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from February to May 2021, with 2,007 responses collected from Singapore residents. The survey looked at the public’s perception of cleanliness and hygiene in Singapore, and was led by Professor Paulin Straughan, Professor of Sociology …

Singapore Management University (SMU) has introduced a new course focusing on the emerging financial ecosystem on blockchain. Conducted by advisory firm, Lightbulb Capital, SMU Academy (SMUA) now offers “Decentralised Finance (DeFi): A New Financial Ecosystem”, a course that covers DeFi’s infrastructure, use-cases and its relevance to the industry. DeFi is an emerging phenomenon set to replace traditional finance, …

Singapore may rank high in its pace of Covid-19 vaccination, but segments of the nation’s older adults (aged 71-75) were still reluctant to vaccinate because they were sceptical of either the efficacy or the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. A study conducted by SMU’s Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA) from February to June 2021 also revealed …

Professor David Lo and Associate Professor Akshat Kumar from the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) have been recognised for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the fields of software engineering and artificial intelligence respectively. Professor David Lo has been awarded the 2021 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Service Award for his extensive and outstanding …

The Singapore Management University’s (SMU) School of Accountancy (SoA) has launched a new Audit and Assurance Work-Study Elective course. Students enrolled in this programme will have the opportunity to undergo a 20-week extended internship at Deloitte in Singapore. Audit and assurance is one of the major career pathways for accounting graduates. Many of SMU accounting graduates started …

SMU’s Centre for AI and Data Governance launches new research, policy and community outreach initiative to improve human-AI exchanges Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG), has launched a research initiative “AI in Community” to locate AI and Big Data within communities, as part of effort to make Singapore a global leader in the …

World map of Elite Quality Index   The Elite Quality Index 2021 (EQx2021) seeks to measure the way in which elites globally contribute to the development of their societies. It specifically measures the economic and political power of elites and evaluates how the elites enable or impede economic and political growth. The means by which …

These are the research findings of the 38th round of quarterly release for the DBS-SKBI Singapore Index of Inflation Expectations (SInDEx) Survey at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI), Singapore Management University (SMU). One-year-Ahead headline inflation expectations rose to 2.2% in December 2020, from 1.9% in September 2020. This expectation for headline …

In the famous words of Mark Twain, “Comparison is the death of joy.” Indeed, a new study found that people with higher subjective socioeconomic status — their perception of their income and educational standing compared to others — reported significantly higher levels of happiness. This relationship was also significantly larger than the connection between people’s …