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SMU's move to diversify is a positive step

THE recent announcement by the Singapore Management University (SMU) to expand beyond being a business-focused institution is a move in the right direction - both for itself as well as for the wider higher-education landscape in Singapore.

The university has said that it plans to set up a school of humanities in the next few years, where undergraduates will be able to study subjects such as history, literature and philosophy. SMU also suggested it will offer a full degree course in applied mathematics...

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