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Milestones

Year Milestone
Oct 2015 Yale-NUS marks the official inauguration of its College campus by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Oct 2015 Yale-NUS hosts its inaugural Symposium on International Liberal Education
Jul 2015 Yale-NUS moves into its new campus at 16 College Avenue West
Jul 2015 Yale-NUS faculty grows to 100 members
Jun 2015 Over 190 students from 26 countries admitted to Class of 2019
May 2015 New concurrent degree programme with Yale School of Public Health is launched
Apr 2015 New concurrent degree programme with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is launched
Aug 2014 First educational institution to receive Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework certification
Jul 2014 Yale-NUS faculty grows to 70 members
Jun 2014 Over 170 students from 35 countries admitted to the Class of 2018
Mar 2014 Topping Out Ceremony of the new campus
Sep 2013 President’s Speaker Series is launched
Aug 2013 Inauguration Ceremony is graced by President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
Aug 2013 Class of 2017 begins Common Curriculum in Singapore
Jul 2013 Inaugural class begins the summer immersion programme in New Haven, USA
Jun 2013 Yale-NUS College welcomes inaugural class of over 150 students from 26 countries
Apr 2013 Professor Scott Cook named inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies
Apr 2013 Professor Jay Garfield named inaugural Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities
Oct 2012 Move to interim residential campus at University Town, National University of Singapore
Sep 2012 Vision and Mission Statement is outlined
Jul 2012 Groundbreaking Ceremony is graced by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Jun 2012 Yale-NUS announces its inaugural faculty. Year-long curriculum incubation begins
May 2012 President and Senior Leadership are appointed
Apr 2012 Professor Valerie Hansen named first visiting Tan Chin Tuan Distinguished Professor of Chinese Studies
Feb 2012 Inaugural round of admissions opens
Jan 2012 Sir Peter Crane named first Visiting J Y Pillay Distinguished Professor
Jan 2012 Two new joint programmes in Law and Environmental Studies are launched
Apr 2011 Final agreement signed to launch Yale-NUS College
Sep 2010 Memorandum of Understanding to consider Yale-NUS College is signed
Jan 2009 NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, and Yale President, Emeritus, Professor Richard Levin, meet at Davos at the World Economic Forum