• 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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  • March 25, 2015
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  • 25 March 2015: Portraits of Jerusalem
  • Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Sarah Novak Western wall in Jerusalem, the temple mount. Considered a holy site to three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, J...

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  • March 19, 2015
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  • 18 March 2015: Students learn from leaders in d...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee What does being a leader mean? How does an undergraduate learn about leading? These questions were on the minds of more than 40 Yale-NUS students who ...

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  • March 11, 2015
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  • 11 March 2015: Students from Yale-NUS and Yale ...
  • Written by David Chappell | Image provided by Christopher O’Connell In the early hours on the morning of Sunday, 1 March 2015, 19 Yale-NUS students returned from their wee...

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  • February 25, 2015
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  • 25 February 2015: Yale-NUS welcomed two Nobel L...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Professor Brian Schmidt delivering his talk as part of the 5th ASEAN Bridges event. Image provided by NUS. In early 2015, two Nobel...

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  • February 11, 2015
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  • 11 February 2015: Acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfiel...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Erika Terrones Shibuya On 4 February 2015, Yale-NUS College hosted acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfield who read from her collections as part of th...

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  • February 4, 2015
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  • 4 February 2015: Yale-NUS staff member awarded ...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Alyson Adrianne Rozells Nearly 12 years ago, Prasanna Mohan came to Singapore to work as a construction worker. As the sole breadwinner of...

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