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Through SMU-X projects, SMU undergrads suggest creative and implementable solutions to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Two teams of students from an SMU-X course have come up with ideas to help Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) increase Singaporean's eRegistration rate, as well as enhance the Ministry's crisis management resource management.  In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao and MediaCorp Channel 8, the students shared their ideas and insights, and also their experience partnering MFA on the projects.  Below is a full translation of the news article published in

Lessons in empathy for SMU students

One afternoon earlier this month, 40 Singapore Management University (SMU) students spent an hour moving around their campus in a way they were not accustomed to. Some put on ankle weights coupled with ear plugs, others had on foggy glasses and sat in wheelchairs, and a few wore blindfolds or heavy backpacks on the front of their bodies.

World’s education thought-leaders congregate in Philadelphia for the “Oscars of higher education”

London, 8th December 2015: Today sees the culmination of the 2nd annual Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education conference, taking place in Philadelphia. Last night, the awards ceremony, billed as the Oscars of Higher Education, awarded some of the world’s most innovative new projects designed to improve pedagogy and/or employability, with the overall winner receiving a $50,000 prize.

MPH BUILDING - Singapore Slider: Silo Emporium

The building – a three-storey Edwardian-style building on the corner of Stamford Road – was the haunt of generations of book lovers in Singapore.

Once the oldest bookstore building here, the MPH Building opened in 1908. But its roots extend further back. British missionary Captain William Shellabear established a printing press in 1890 for Methodist Mission in Singapore.

Originally named the Amelia Bishop Press, it began to print secular as well as religious material. In 1893, it moved to Raffles Place and changed its name to the American Mission Press.