SMU research has been thriving. We are continually tapping on new possibilities at the intersections of Management, Social Science and Computing. The SMU Research Climate encompasses core disciplines in these three areas. Our research is undertaken in alignment with our multidisciplinary research Areas of Excellence.

In accordance to SMU’s overall research climate, our PhD students undertake research in one of the following ways.

  • In their specialised disciplines [that is, Business (Management); Economics and Psychology (Social Science) and Information Systems (Technology)]
  • Through interdisciplinary research across disciplines (such as Economics and Finance)
  • Through interdisciplinary research in alignment with the above-mentioned SMU Areas of Excellence.

The SMU Research Climate

The diagram below shows SMU’s Research Climate. The core disciplines under the umbrella of Management, Social Science and Computing are listed accordingly. SMU’s research is undertaken across the core disciplines and/or in alignment with our multidisciplinary research Areas of Excellence.

Applied Math: Statistics, Optimisation, Social and Economic Dynamics, Computational Approaches
Applied Math: Statistics, Optimisation, Social and Economic Dynamics, Computational Approaches

SMU Areas of Excellence: Finance & Financial MarketsFinance & Financial Markets
 

SMU Areas of Excellence: Analytics for Business, Consumer & Social InsightsAnalytics for Business, Consumer & Social Insights
 

SMU Areas of Excellence: Urban Management & SustainabilityUrban Management & Sustainability
 

SMU Areas of Excellence: Economics of Ageing & Management of Healthcare Ageing & Healthcare 
Management

SMU Areas of Excellence: Management of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipInnovation & Entrepreneurship

 

Figure 1: The SMU Research Climate

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SMU Areas of Excellence

SMU has substantial research activities and increasingly rich eco-systems interlinking research, education and practice associated with the SMU Areas of Excellence. The 5 areas of excellence, listed below, are university-level competencies that leverage interdisciplinary approaches to solve societal challenges. Details are available by clicking the links below.

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The SMU PhD: Research Excellence across Management, Social Science and Computing

Each of the SMU PhD programmes (PhD in Business, PhD in Economics, PhD in Psychology and PhD in Information Systems) has its research specialisations, as indicated in the diagram below.

Our PhD students would either delve deep into their chosen disciplines (according to the research areas specialisations listed in each of the 4 boxes in the diagram below) or undertake interdisciplinary research. Interdisciplinary studies could be undertaken across PhD programmes (such as Economics and Finance) or in alignment with SMU research areas of excellence (as shown in the 5 circles in the diagram below).

SMU Research Areas of Excellence

Figure 2: The SMU PhD: Research Specialisations

 

An overview of each of the School’s research climate could be found by clicking the links below.

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