• 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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Seasonal Highlights

Our Faculty

  • Rajeev S Patke

    Humanities (Literature)

    Prof 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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  • Kang Hway Chuan

    Science (Chemistry)

    Professor Kang has been actively involved for many years in the development of modules in the Chemistry Department, contributing to the design and teaching of a number of modules in physical chemistry at undergraduate and graduate levels, and in applied chemistry.

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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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15 April 2015 (Wednesday), 6.30 – 7.30pm
Noeleen Heyzer – Leading Change Through the United Nations: A Personal Journey
University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan
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18 March 2015 (Wednesday), 6.30pm to 7.30pm
R Howard Bloch — Charles Baudelaire and the Question of Modernity
University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan
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12 March 2015 (Thursday), 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Jonathan Spence — A Historian’s Life
U Town Auditorium 2 @ Stephen Riady Centre
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  • June 10, 2015
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  • 10 June 2015: The undying legacy of Georgette Chen
  • Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited Dr Maria Taroutina, the inaugural recipient for the Georgette Chen Fellowship Grant. Image by Melissa Wang You may have caught the r...

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  • June 3, 2015
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  • 3 June 2015: Sports at Yale-NUS
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Image by YNC Photography Club Over the past academic year, Yale-NUS’ athletic programmes have seen much growth. Students are provid...

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  • May 20, 2015
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  • 20 May 2015: Singaporean poet, Alvin Pang, teac...
  • Text and image by Clare Isabel Ee “I always want to diverge and bloom and expand ideas… You can do that with poetry with few words, and sometimes, the fewer the word...

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  • May 6, 2015
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  • 6 May 2015: Under-Secretary General to the UN, ...
  • By Jacqueline Su | Image by Melody Madhavan 70 years ago this year, the United Nations (UN) was born with a charter and a humanitarian dream. In April 2015, Yale-NUS had the hon...

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  • April 15, 2015
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  • 15 April 2015: Shades of Nanyang
  • Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Melissa Wang On 10 April 2015, Yale-NUS College invited Art Historian Dr Lai Chee Kian to share about post-war Southeast Asian art in Singapo...

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  • April 1, 2015
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  • 1 April 2015: Insights on bullying, Chinese his...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Yale-NUS is cultivating a strong residential community where the spirit of academic discussion thrives on campus. Students, faculty...

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