Singapore Management University
Professor Lily Kong is SMU’s fifth President, and the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. Prof Kong is internationally known for her research on social and cultural change in Asian cities, focusing on a range of issues ranging from religion, cultural policy and creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, to environmental sustainability and smart cities. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Prof Kong has received five international fellowship awards and won the Association of American Geographers Robert Stoddard Award for Distinguished Service. Prof Kong, in her strategic plan for SMU, has focused on sustainable living including tackling climate change, as one of the key strategic priorities for which SMU aims to make meaningful impact through education, research and engagement with the larger community.