International Relations


Singapore Management University (SMU)

Dear colleagues and friends,

Warm greetings from Singapore Management University (SMU)!

The annual SMU Global Summer Programme (GSP) will return for the 8th edition from 26 June to 21 July 2023 (4 weeks), and we would like to invite your students to join us.

GSP 2023 consists of two tracks: Asian Insights and Sustainable Futures (NEW), with 13 courses specially designed to empower your students with the necessary knowledge and skills from these emerging disciplines.
Why should your students participate in GSP 2023?
In-class benefitsSMU’s unique pedagogy of small and interactive seminar-styled classes will elevate your students’ public speaking and presentation skills.The global profile of GSP students will improve your students’ cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills through group projects.Out-of-class benefitsComplementary company visits, field trips, and dialogues with industry leaders strengthen classroom learnings and relevance to the real world.GSP 2022 students visited renowned companies such as Deloitte, Samsung, and Singapore Airlines.
How our alumni benefitted from GSP

“Thanks to GSP I developed a way to naturally communicate with people from other cultural backgrounds, which is an important skill in a globalized world.”
Juraj Simkovic, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
GSP 2022 Participant

“With the diverse participants, lecturers with varied expertise, and company visits arranged throughout GSP, I was able to gain a new perspective on contemporary issues and innovative solutions to adapt to the changes.”
Nadya Marshanda, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
GSP 2022 Participant
Why are Asian Insights and Sustainable Futures important for your students?
Asian InsightsAccording to McKinsey & Company, “Asia has the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalisation“.By 2040, when your students are in the workforce, Asia will account for about 52% of global GDP in terms of purchasing power parity, which means Asia represents abundant opportunities for your students.Sustainable FuturesAccording to ForbesMillennials and Gen Z’ers, who will make up the bulk of consumers in the near future, would spend more on products from a sustainable brand, due to their stronger concern about the environment.Their focus on sustainability would then become opportunities for businesses, making sustainability a valuable knowledge for your students (the future workforce) to pick up on.
GSP 2023 Sustainable Futures Video Competition
To kickstart our new Sustainable Futures track, we are organising a video competition where your students can form teams of up to three members each and participate in.

Each member in the top three teams will win one fee-waived spot for one course of their choice. Click HERE for more details!
Please help us to share this opportunity with your students!
Application for GSP 2023 will begin on 16 January and close on 15 April 2023 (Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8).

Your students can apply directly on our website HERE. Our brochure can also be downloaded HERE for your reference.
GSP 2023 courses at a glance!
Visit our website for the course outlines
Asian Insights (7 courses)Asia Pacific BusinessBlockchain Applications in Asia-Pacific’s Financial ServicesCapital Markets in ChinaEconomic Globalisation and AsiaGlobal Mega Trends: Opportunities and Challenges in AsiaPerspectives, Challenges, and Insights on SingaporeScreening Asia: History, Society, and Politics in FilmsSustainable Futures (6 courses)Climate, History, SocietyDigital Technologies for Environmental SustainabilityInnovations for Asia’s Smart CitiesPsychology of SustainabilitySustainability Accounting and ReportingSustainability, Multinational Corporations, and International Economic Law
As long as there are no timetable clashes, your students can choose to study up to two courses from one track, or one course from each track!
Information Sessions
If your students require more information on GSP 2023, they can join our information sessions on Zoom. We would love to chat with them!

Session 1: 31 January, 4pm: Click HERE to register | Find your time zone!
Session 2: 15 February, 4pm: Click HERE to register | Find your time zone!

All dates and timings stated are in Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8. To convert them to your local time zone, click on “Find your time zone!” above and input your location in the search bar, under “Add locations“.
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