Citizens are the soul of our Smart Nation vision

At the heart of every Smart City is human-centric design. Involving human perspective for an immersive understanding of the problems faced, allows for more innovative solutions to be developed, so that communities become empowered.

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SIM Global Education

We are the global education arm of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group). Founded in 1964, we are a diverse and vibrant organisation with a wide range of programmes, activities and services.

We offer quality overseas academic programmes awarded by top ranking and reputable universities from around the globe. With 142,000 alumni and about 20,000 students from over 40 countries, our approach is to develop students with a global edge for the global workplace.

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Strate School of Design

Openness, complexity, sustainability, sharing, digital transformation: the 21st century is about challenges. This is why we train women and men who give meaning to their fellows’ life situations. Everything needs to be done to make useful and beautiful moments out of all our experiences.

Established in 1993 in Paris, we are one of the top institutions in the design education world. We have built deep partnerships with top universities and are retaining permanent interactions with the industry. Hence, we have crafted unique and pioneering curricula for our students, that combine interdisciplinary modules with concrete industry projects.

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Master in Design for Smart Cities Programme

For more than 20 years, Strate School of Design has been at the forefront of design institutions across Europe. For the first time in Singapore, we are proud to present our two-year full-time Master’s, which takes on an innovative human-centric approach to train designers for the 21st century.

The multidisciplinary approach of combining design, humanities, technology and management, is taught through the model of Design Thinking and Design Doing, where students craft innovative solutions based on design methodology and extensive hands-on practice. They will enjoy a meaningful, project-driven and employability-focused education in a full-fledged Computer Lab (3D/AR/VR).

Our pioneering graduates will be equipped with the nuances of smart design, and create sustainable and solution-focused services and products that will address human issues in urban environments. They will be inspired with a passion to build beautiful lives in a smarter city.

The holistic Design Thinking and Doing process will challenge them to seek solutions outside the norm, turning them into visionaries, making them valuable and highly employable for our vision of Smart Nation.

Our launch marks the revolutionary start to Singapore’s transformation into a Smart Nation.
Be prepared for an exciting future.




"Singapore, on many accounts, is setting the present and future standards of a liveable environment for city dwellers in Asia.

Education, Industry, Urban Planning, Sustainability, Research: on all these strategic issues, Singapore has always been at the forefront and two steps ahead even of the most advanced nations.

Design has clearly been identified as the strategic force by the government and all industrial players.

As much as our above illustration reveals, Singapore and the region will need 21st century designers capable of tackling complexity and conceiving life scenarios in Smart Cities, putting enhanced human experience at the core and above the sea-level line of the necessary technological tools.

Singapore is the natural place to host the first Asia Master in Design for Smart Cities."



Jacques Malz, Director
Strate Singapore

Programme Goals

  • challenge students with complexity

    With a strong multidisciplinary approach, we train designers to understand complexity, and use it to their advantage to create progressive and innovative designs.
  • create human-centric solutions

    Thanks to the “Design Mix”, our designers are able to address human issues in a creative way, as they add convenience to daily lives and strengthen societies.
  • coach students for the industry

    Mentored by experts, students tackle real projects and internships. With hands-on skills and knowledge, our designers are thoroughly equipped for the workforce.

Our trusting partners

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Alumni

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Sandra Rey

Co-founder of Glowee
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Michaël Harboun

Project Leader and Interaction Designer
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Julien Montousse

Mazda North American Operations Director of Design
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Robin Barata

Lead Designer at Prynt
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Maelle Chassard

CEO & Founder of LUNII
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Sandra Aris

VP Product Design at Crock