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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.

Space for the students, by the students

SMU has once again made news with its innovative pilot programme called SMU-X. SMU-X courses are experiential, collaborative, interdisciplinary and solve real-world problems. Students work on projects with companies and civil societies, receive mentoring and apply their learning whilst earning academic credit. These courses, which are open to all students, will be taught at the spanking new facilities at SMU Labs.  

The news first broke in The Sunday Times on 21 December.

SMU VISION 2015 - Chairman's Message

Dear SMU Faculty and Staff

I am delighted to let you know that Professor Arnoud De Meyer, who has served as President of SMU over the last four years since September 2010, has agreed to extend his term as President until 31 December 2018.

It Takes a Mentor

With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. That is: What are the things that happen at a college or technical school that, more than anything else, produce “engaged” employees on a fulfilling career track? According to Brandon Busteed, the executive director of Gallup’s education division, two things stand out.

SMU makes bold plans to expand university

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is moving beyond being a business university to a more comprehensive model with new offerings in the humanities and even applied mathematics.

Its 7,000 undergraduates in business, law, information systems management, accountancy, economics and social science will be able to study subjects in history, literature and philosophy when a school of humanities is set up in the next few years.