25 November 2018
Singapore Management University president Arnoud De Meyer has been conferred the title of “SMU University Professorship”.
SMU said the title is the highest appointment bestowed on a select number of faculty to recognise significant accomplishments in research and contributions to the university.
Professor Arnoud De Meyer took over the helm of the university eight years ago. He was then the head of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School.
Under Prof De Meyer’s leadership, SMU has delivered a “transformative education experience”, said SMU chairman Ho Kwon Ping at a recently held farewell ceremony for the 64-year-old don.
The farewell ceremony was attended by Singapore’s President and SMU patron Halimah Yacob, as well as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.
Mr Ho said that under Prof De Meyer, SMU forged partnerships with leading foreign universities, expanded the range of undergraduate programmes and also launched postgraduate ones.