Singapore - MIT Center for Tissue Biology

Founded in 1998, the Singapore-MIT Alliance is an innovative engineering and life science educational and research collaboration among three leading research universities in the world: the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

SMA Vision

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.

SMA Mission

  • Attract and develop talented human capital for Singapore industries, universities, and research establishments;
  • Provide a platform for organizational learning that will raise the general level of all the partner institutions;
  • Create world-class educational programs and high-impact research initiatives in areas crucial to the growth of Singapore’s economy;
  • Foster strong academia-industry-research institute linkages and collaborations providing the basis for an enduring and viable partnership;
  • Establish a standard for quality, diversity, integrity, commitment, and service to the global knowledge community.

A New Model in Global Education

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 Centre of Excellence

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.

The Future of Engineering Education

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.