• 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

  • 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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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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4 February 2015 (Wednesday), 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Jane Hirshfield — A Calligraphic Attention: A Reading & Conversation with Jane Hirshfield
University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan
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21 January 2015 (Wednesday), 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Professor Brian P Schmidt: Science — Humanity’s Universal Bridge
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Auditorium @ Level 2
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  • November 19, 2014
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  • 19 November 2014: Towards a “New Normal” in Sin...
  • Written by Zhang Yaolin | Images by Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) What is the “right” kind of politics? This question continues to ring in m...

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  • October 29, 2014
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  • 29 October 2014: The Art of Writing
  • Written by Elena Owyong | Images by Alyson Rozells The team behind the Writers’ Centre. From left to right: Caroline Manela, Professor Robin Hemley, Tse Hao Guang and Aieshah Ar...

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  • October 23, 2014
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  • 23 October 2014: Forging new friendships over m...
  • Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Alyson Adrianne Rozells A few weeks into the school year, the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) sponsored an event called “Lunch Tag”, whi...

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  • October 15, 2014
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  • 15 October 2014: Assistant Professor Andrew Ala...
  • Interview by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells Almost 10 years ago, Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Andrew Alan Johnson (then a PhD student), started lo...

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  • October 8, 2014
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  • 8 October 2014: Yale-NUS freshmen take on Week ...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Aleithia Low In one short week, Yale-NUS freshmen embarked on 10 projects around the world to learn about topics from food sustainability ...

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  • September 24, 2014
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  • 24 September 2014: Yale-NUS College researcher ...
  • Written by Elena Owyong | Images provided by Antónia Monteiro Scientists have changed the colour of butterflies’ wings in a novel study conducted by Yale-NUS College Associate P...

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