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The SOSS Blog is the official platform for all news and developments related to the SMU School of Social Sciences. The Blog contains a diverse amount of information including major school events, global exposure experiences, student course reviews, alumni testimonials and faculty profiles.

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Review of SOCG309 Public Management in Developing Countries

Posted on 13 Sep 2016

​SOCG309 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Timothy Chan Han Ye, BSocSc Class of 2017 The dirty secret of international development is that it often does not work.  This course explores the many hurdles that governments in developing countries face in their quest for development. It also provides examples of alternative methods that some key stakeholders have adopted to overcome these challenges to development. Impediments to development are not one-dimensional; they often involve various facets of society including governments. This course fosters thinking beyond top-down...
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SOSS Commencement 2016

Posted on 6 Sep 2016

The SMU School of Social Sciences held its Commencement Ceremony on 13 July 2016 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Two hundred and five SOSS graduates attended this milestone event together with their parents and guests, which marked the completion of their journey here at SMU. It was a celebration of both their academic successes and personal growth over the past few years. The DBS Bank School Valedictorian in Social Sciences for this year is Rayner Tan Kay Jin. In his valedictory address, he gave an impassioned speech about the importance of failure in our lives and...
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