On 19 November 2012, SIM University (UniSIM) and SPRING Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on projects that will facilitate a wider adoption of the Business Excellence (BE) Framework as a management tool. Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chancellor and Chairman of UniSIM and Chairman of the Singapore Quality Award (SQA) Governing Council, witnessed the signing of the MOU by Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM, and Mr Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore.
Areas of collaboration include incorporating BE concepts into UniSIM's business curricula, providing students with internship, attachment and assessment opportunities in BE organisations, offering BE training programmes for Professionals, Managers and Executives, and driving thought leadership in BE through in-depth research and case studies development on BE organisations. This collaboration aims to nurture more BE-savvy business graduates, whose assimilation will in turn encourage wider adoption of the BE Framework as a management tool to improve organisational performance.
* On 17 March 2017, SIM University (UniSIM) was renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) as part of its re-structuring to become a Singapore autonomous university.