To be a premier and unparalleled interactive distance educational and research enterprise that is internationally recognized and that attracts the very best engineering and life sciences graduate students and researchers from Singapore and all over Asia.
The Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) is an innovative engineering education and research collaboration among the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in November, 1998 to promote global engineering education and research, SMA brings together the resources of three premiere academic institutions, while providing students with unlimited access to exceptional faculty expertise and superior research facilities.
A primary goal of SMA is the creation of a world-class centre for graduate education and research in engineering, which features technologically advanced distance learning facilities. SMA will provide opportunities for private-sector organizations to participate in SMA's research, collaborate with its students, and recruit potential employees.
SMA combines a focus on creativity and entrepreneurship with an intense, hands-on approach to research. Graduates will comprise some of the industry's best-educated professionals, both in the growing economy of Singapore and in industrial centres across the globe. This groundbreaking collaboration among NUS, NTU and MIT represents an unwavering commitment to promoting engineering innovation and excellence.