• 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

  • 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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  • October 4, 2016
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  • 4 October 2016: Students initiate practice-base...
  • By Yasunari Watanabe | Images provided by Elson Ong  A good part of learning at Yale-NUS College takes place in the classroom. But learning does not stop at the classroom. Being...

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  • September 16, 2016
  • 16 September 2016: Strengthening the tenure pro...
  • Text and image by Melissa Wang A familiar face on campus, Professor Steven Bernasek now wears a new hat – as the Dean of Faculty. Making a smooth transition into his new role, P...

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  • September 9, 2016
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  • 9 September 2016: Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching ...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images provided by the Centre of Teaching & Learning  On 22 – 23 August 2016, the Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) launched its programming ...

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  • September 6, 2016
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  • 6 September 2016: Students launch Sustainable S...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images provided by I’deCO On 20 August 2016, the inaugural Sustainable Solutions Network (SSN) conference was organised by I’deCO, Yale-NUS’ first sustainability...

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  • September 2, 2016
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  • 2 September 2016: From Tokyo to Morocco, the le...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Sharon Quaye  Over summer, Sharon Quaye, Chia Jie Lin (both Class of 2018) and Anandita Sabherwal (Class of 2019) were scattered across the gl...

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  • August 19, 2016
  • 19 August 2016: Jeffrey Tong (Class of 2018) co...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images by Kelly Phua   Jeffrey Tong (first from right) with fellow youth environmental activists in Andorran Pyreness Between 17 and 25 July 2016, Jeffrey Tong (...

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Institutional Video


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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