• 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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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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10 March 2015 (Tuesday), 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Emily Bazelon — Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan
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11 February 2015 (Wednesday), 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Dr Mohamed ElBaradei — Global Equity and Security
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Auditorium @ Level 2
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  • February 11, 2015
  • Jane Hirshfield - Pericles
  • 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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  • January 21, 2015
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  • 21 January 2015: Dean’s Fellows contribute to r...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su and Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Ray Chua for Yale-NUS College One morning in October last semester, 30 students and four Dean’s Fellows (DFs) made their ...

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  • January 7, 2015
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  • 7 January 2015: Yale-NUS students explored the ...
  • Written by Elena Owyong l Images as credited Image by Daniel Gordon Hiking through the jungles of Pulau Langkawi at night, Maria Ivanenko (Class of 2017) learnt how to spot crea...

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  • December 31, 2014
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  • 31 December 2014: What does a black hole look l...
  • Written by Elena Owyong l Images as credited Professor Charles Bailyn, the author of “What Does a Black Hole Look Like?” Image by CJ Sameer Wadhwa Black holes have intrigued peo...

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  • December 24, 2014
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  • 24 December 2014: Helping Yale-NUS students ful...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Adrianne Rozells Meet Clin Lai: A freshman at Yale-NUS from the Class of 2018 who loves reading, writing and dancing. One semester i...

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  • December 17, 2014
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  • 17 December 2014: Two acclaimed writers give pu...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Public Affairs  Earlier this semester, Yale-NUS College welcomed two acclaimed writers as part of the President’s Speaker Series. On 15 Octob...

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