SIM University is a public university in Singapore. It was established in 2005 and is managed separately from the SIM Global Education arm of the Singapore Institute of Management Group.
Previously, SIM university only admitted part-time students but began to offer publicly-funded university places in 2014. Though a private university, eligible students are able to enjoy government tuition fee subsidy, government loans and bursaries for their undergraduate education.
As of 2014 the patron of the university is Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of Singapore. The Chancellor of the university is Professor Cham Tao Soon, who was the founding president of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The Founding President of SIM University is Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, former deputy president of NTU. In October 2013, it was announced that UniSIM has been selected to house Singapore’s third law school.
- Singapore’s only privately-funded university dedicated to adult learners, UniSIM has a unique place in the tertiary education landscape in Singapore
- SIM University plays an important role of supporting Singapore’s economic growth by providing skills and knowledge upgrading pathways for working adults
- UniSIM adopts a flexible and practice-focused teaching and learning approach and offer programmes that are rigorous, multi-mode and relevant