The red dot, completing the alphabet "A", signifies the entrepreneurial spirit, which SMA sets out to inculcate among its students. The blue circle represents the stylised globe, the collaboration and the link halfway round the world between Singapore and MIT, and also depicts the use of interactive distance education technology as a new tool for education and research.


Front Cover Design Concept
The five branches of the leaf represent the five SMA programmes. Embedded at the heart of the leaf is the SMA logo which symbolises the source of knowledge. The radiance of the leaf, making it the brightest in the forest, depicts the uniqueness of SMA. It also reflects the graduates of SMA, fully-equipped and ready to contribute to Singapore's economy. Surrounding the SMA logo are two semi-transparent semicircles. The bigger one represents the world while the smaller one symbolises SMA's use of interactive distance technology to communicate across time zones, borders and boundaries.

The front cover was designed by an SMA student, Vignesh Ezhilarasan (S.M. 2002/2003 intake - IMST programme)

SMA was one of the first partnerships between our local universities and a top overseas university to help transform Singapore into a global hub for world-class tertiary education. SMA has done well. One notable achievement is a highly successful joint research project related to integrated circuits, involving multi-institutional and intercontinental collaboration, which would not have been possible without SMA.

Brig-Gen (NS) George Yeo Yong-Boon
Minister for Trade and Industry


The SMA Annual Report 2002/2003 documents SMA's initiatives and its efforts made in that academic year. It serves to inform the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Economic Development Board (EDB), participating academic departments of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SMA Students, Alumni, Fellows, Associates and Research Fellows and members of industry of these developments.


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