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About the SMU Areas of Excellence

Real-world opportunities and problems are often multi-faceted, which is why SMU adopts interdisciplinary approaches to solve challenges for society through the Areas of Excellence, where the scope goes beyond any research project, school, institute, centre or degree programme.

Each Area of Excellence creates value for a diverse range of stakeholders through integrating multidisciplinary research, teaching & knowledge transfer, and outreach & collaboration.

The organizing themes for the three Areas of Excellence include:

  • Analytics for Business, Consumer and Social Insights
  • Finance and Financial Markets
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Being located in Singapore and the heart of Asia, we apply our knowledge and global perspectives in an Asian context to bridge concepts and provide critical insights into this part of the world. We invite you to explore our works and activities in the SMU Areas of Excellence and beyond.