Singapore Management University Changemaker Campus

Singapore Management University (SMU) is the first and only autonomous university situated in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. Our university seeks to create an environment that nurtures critical thinking, innovation, communication, and leadership. Social innovation at our campus is supported by a core curriculum that emphasizes developing intellectual capabilities together with a deep understanding of one’s role and purpose in Singapore and the global community at-large. Our Centre for Social Responsibility connects students with community service opportunities across the globe. SMU-X, our signature experiential learning experience, brings together academic faculty and industry partners to transform traditional courses into project-based learning experiences that have an impact on the greater community. The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship prepares interested students to address social problems with business solutions. The Lien Centre for Social Innovation and the Shirin Fozdar Programme build capacity and provide programming related to understanding and empowering vulnerable populations in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. Through diverse curricular and co-curricular programme offerings such as these, SMU students gain valuable insights that give them a keen sense of their capacity to lead positive change in society.

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.