• Common Curriculum

    At the heart of every student’s education is a program of coursework known as the Common Curriculum. Centered on the most fundamental questions in the liberal arts and science, it will offer students some understanding of the natural world, human psyche and social life, literature, the arts and history, and philosophical and mathematical thought.

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  • Majors

    Each major provides systematic training in a specific academic discipline or interdisciplinary area, and is designed to give students ample scope and flexibility to explore their interest in a chosen area of knowledge, while providing direction and depth to their studies.

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Our Faculty

  • Steven Lynn Bernasek

    Science (Chemisty)

    Professor Bernasek is an experimental physical chemist, interested in the mechanisms and dynamics of chemical reactions which occur at solid surfaces and interfaces.

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  • Rajeev S Patke

    Humanities (Literature in English)

    Professor Patke brings a firm commitment to the introduction of a liberal arts curriculum to Southeast Asia, and a keen interest in an integrated approach to the arts as part of the overall experience of a liberal arts education for the 21st century.

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  • Jane M Jacobs

    Social Sciences (Urban Studies)

    Professor Jacobs has developed innovative pedagogies for field and classroom based urban studies, which include comparative thinking, multi-disciplinary approaches, and community-linked, research-based learning.

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14 January 2016 (Thursday), 6.30-7.50pm
Mark Tushnet – Social Movements and the U.S. Constitution
Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College
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12 January 2016 (Tuesday), 6.30-7.50pm
William Deresiewicz – The Purpose of Liberal Arts
Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College
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20 November 2015 (Friday), 6.30-8.00pm
Daniel Bell & Philip Pettit – A Debate on “How Much Democracy? How Much Meritocracy?”
Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College
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  • April 5, 2016
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  • 5 April 2016: Promoting a ‘maker culture’ – New...
  • By Jeannie Tay | Image by Wayne Xu A new ‘maker space’ for creativity, design, invention and entrepreneurship was launched last month at Yale-NUS College. The Fabrication Studio...

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  • March 18, 2016
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  • 18 March 2016: Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre hosts r...
  • By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Aleithia Low “Why do you write?” This was one of the many questions posed to Mr Cyril Wong and Ms Suchen Christine Lim when they visited Yale-NUS...

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  • March 15, 2016
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  • 15 March 2016: Yale-NUS Open Day 2016
  • Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited  On 12 March 2016, Yale-NUS College welcomed throngs of visitors to its new permanent campus, which was inaugurated in October 2015....

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  • March 11, 2016
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  • 11 March 2016: A hacker group for students pass...
  • By Diyanah Kamarudin (Class of 2018) | Images as credited Hrishi Olickel (Class of 2018), co-founder of YNC Hacks, in Yale-NUS’ Fabrication Studio.  A liberal arts degree ...

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  • March 8, 2016
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  • 8 March 2016: Yale-NUS student experiences life...
  • By Daryl Yang (Class of 2018) | Image from Adlin Zainal  Last summer, Adlin Zainal (Class of 2017) embarked on a journey halfway across the globe to New Haven, Connecticut, for ...

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  • March 4, 2016
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  • 4 March 2016: Yale-NUS Student Investment Group...
  • By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Dave Lim On 22 February 2016, Yale-NUS College hosted the inaugural Singapore Asset Management Conference 2016. The one-day conference, an initia...

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