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  • 8 October 2019: Yale-NUS Women in Finance hosts...

    By Akanksha Madan | Images provided by Yale-NUS Women in Business On 11 September 2019, Yale-NUS Women in Finance, a committee of the student organisation Yale-NUS Women in Business, hosted the third edition of their annual conference. The conference brought together panellists from Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Citibank ...

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  • 18 September 2019: Yale-NUS College wins sustai...

    By Kelly Ng The Yale-NUS College Infrastructure, Safety & Security team, with Mr Dennis Aw fifth from left. Photo provided by the Yale-NUS College Infrastructure, Safety & Security Office. With the first semester of the new Academic Year 2019/2020 in full swing, the College grounds are stirring with bustling activity once again as studen...

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  • 13 September 2019: Students explore food sustai...

    By Kelly Ng Image provided by Yeo Jing Ying.  During the past summer, two Yale-NUS College students, Yeo Jing Ying and Coco Oan (both from the Class of 2022), embarked on a month-long travel fellowship to Japan to study food sustainability. The Travel Fellowship programme is a summer programme spearheaded by Yale-NUS College’s Centre for...

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  • 10 September 2019: 6th Yale-NUS Student Governm...

    By Bilge Arslan The executive board of the current Yale-NUS Student Government. Image by Ashbel Chioh/Yale-NUS College. The Yale-NUS Student Government strives to represent all Yale-NUS students, abiding by the core principles of transparency, accountability, and efficiency. They act as a bridge between the administration and the students while ...

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  • 21 May 2019: Championing a cause: students spea...

    By Denise Tan Image provided by Nabilah Abdul Rahman. The Yale-NUS community has started several initiatives around the Yale-NUS campus in efforts to raise awareness on climate change and to promote environmentally sustainable living. From starting plant-based diets to organising pop-up thrift stores, students have been engaging in activities to...

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  • 15 February 2019: Yale-NUS prototypes a new “Sm...

    By Kelly Ng Image by Saksham Mehrotra In light of an increasingly digitised and knowledge-based economy, Singapore introduced its Smart Nation initiative, which aims to drive pervasive adoption of digital and smart technologies in the economy. As a college committed to innovation and the spirit to pioneer new ways of doing things better, Yale-NU...

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  • 11 January 2019: From food sustainability to re...

    By Audra Ang  When Yale-NUS College Professor of Science Brian G McAdoo and half a dozen students travelled to Thailand for a recent study trip, they were focused on one thing: food sustainability. Thailand was the perfect destination because of its complex environment and how it relates to food production and water resource management. The...

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  • 27 November 2018: The 5th Yale-NUS Student Gove...

    By Mathias Ooi Photo provided by Yale-NUS Student Government.  The fifth Yale-NUS Student Government was officially sworn in on 13 September 2018. Since taking office, it has made structural reforms and expanded its scope to include both new and existing priorities in areas like student life, alumni affairs, diversity and sustainability. The Stu...

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  • 23 November 2018: Yale-NUS College re-certified...

    By Audra Ang The Yale-NUS College campus has received re-certification for its Green Mark Platinum award, the highest honour for ‘green’ buildings bestowed by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Re-certification, a rigorous multi-step process that the College began preparing for in 2016, recognises its sustained pe...

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  • 12 October 2018: New summer academic partnershi...

    By Kelly Ng For students of Yale-NUS College, summer is one of the best times to take learning on the road. From language study programmes and research projects, to classes and internships, students have their pick from a plethora of global opportunities at the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE). Most recently, two new...

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  • 14 September 2018: Students explore major envir...

    By Wen Kin Lim  At Yale-NUS College, students collaborate with faculty to study environmental issues, both local and global, drawing upon the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in their work. Environmental Studies is one of the 14 majors offered at Yale-NUS, and one of courses under this major is Foundations of Environmental Human...

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  • 5 June 2018: Yale-NUS faculty and students part...

    By Kelly Ng | Image provided by Professor Brian G McAdoo EnviroLab Asia is an environmental laboratory for cross-disciplinary research and experiential learning that links knowledge with practice. It aims to train students, faculty and staff to become active practitioners of change who develop sustainable and socially just policy-relevant soluti...

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  • 8 May 2018: Students’ Yale-NUS experience culmi...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited  Over the past academic year, students from the Class of 2018 have been hard at work conducting research for and writing their capstone reports. The capstone is a year-long project that Yale-NUS students embark on in their final year to engage with research in their major and produce...

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  • 3 April 2018: Sustainability success stories: ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Pang Wei Han From 26 February to 3 March 2018, high school students from Indonesia and Singapore gathered at the Yale-NUS campus for a one-week accelerator programme. Known as the Chili Padi Academy (CPA), the programme helps high school students by equiping them with the skills, emotional intelligence, and...

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  • 13 February 2018: New rules of international en...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by the Environmental Law Students Association Professor Douglas Kysar (left) and Professor Daniel C. Esty (right) On 1 February 2018, Yale-NUS College hosted a talk titled “New Rules of International Environmental Law” featuring two distinguished environmental law experts from Yale Law School, Professor Daniel C. E...

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  • 10 November 2017: Yale-NUS team applies multidi...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Maline Bungum Last summer, a team of Yale-NUS students spent two months in Hua Hin, Thailand with two students from the Yale University and Dean of International & Professional Experience Trisha Craig, as part of their involvement in the Cultural Heritage as Sustainable Development (CHASD) project with the...

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  • 17 October 2017: Between elves and the highway:...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Marcus Koe In June this year, two Yale-NUS College students embarked on a month-long journey across Iceland to study the connections between Iceland’s folklore and environmentalism. Rachel Ooi (Class of 2019) and Marcus Koe (Class of 2017) were working on a student-initiated research project as part of Yale-NUS...

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  • 12 September 2017: Yale-NUS graduate learns mor...

    Text by Julian Low | Images provided by Orange ASEAN Factory In May 2017, Toh Hui Ran (Class of 2017) was one of 24 participants who took part in the ‘Orange Factory’, a three-week intensive sustainability workshop designed for young professionals, entrepreneurs and students from the Netherlands and Southeast Asia. The workshop was part of...

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  • 11 July 2017: Climate change in pictures – Yale...

    By Melissa Wang | Images provided by Tom White Between 3 to 8 March this year, Yale-NUS College hosted renowned environmental photographer and curator James Delano, while he was in Singapore to lay the groundwork for a gallery exhibit. Students and faculty alike had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with Mr Delano, and tap...

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  • 19 May 2017: From suites to suits, Yale-NUS gra...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Having completed their four-year liberal arts degree at Yale-NUS College, some graduates of the pioneer class will be diving straight into the working world. While some such as Manas Punhani (Class of 2017) and May Tay (Class of 2017) will be joining multinational corporations such as global management...

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  • 16 April 2017: Sustaining an interest in sustai...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS students is set to graduate in May 2017, some of them will head to one of the College’s parent institutions to continue their studies. Chua Wan Ping and Xie Yihao (both Class of 2017) have been selected as the first two...

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  • 7 February 2017 : Yale-NUS Infrastructure Offic...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Aleithia Low  On 11 January 2017, the Yale-NUS Infrastructure, Safety & Security Office held a roadshow on Safety, Security and Environment. The event was attended by over 250 guests, including representatives from the Singapore Police Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Yale-NUS Safety Committee. The Roads...

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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 student organisation. The SSN aims to bring together all the stakeholders concerned with sustainability in Singapore, including students from tertiary institutions and r...

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  • Launch of Singapore’s inaugural Sustainable Sol...

    19 August 2016 Guest-of-Honour Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health, to deliver opening address and participate in plenary panel discussion Yale-NUS College will host the Singapore Sustainable Solutions Network’s (SSN) inaugural conference on 20 August 2016 for more than 150 ...

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  • 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 (Class of 2018) would wake up every morning at 7.30am before setting out into the wilderness of the Andorran Pyrenees for a research expedition with 13...

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  • 20 May 2016: Yale-NUS students learn to grow fo...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As their classmates spend time in the classroom for lessons, three Yale-NUS students have been out in the sun this past semester tending to lettuce and other vegetables in various vertical gardens around campus. Elizabeth Heng (Class of 2018), Tan Mei-Mei (Class of 2018) and Toh Hui...

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  • 1 December 2015: Making science a serious business

    Written by Jeannie Tay | Images as credited  Fancy wearing a suit that can store energy or using an eco-friendly phone with biodegradable parts to reduce your carbon footprint? Or doing your part to help the earth by using a bio-friendly nanocellulose-based material in place of the current bandage, or a reusable nanostructure antimicrobial film...

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  • 28 October 2015: Mr Lee Yi Shyan graces first A...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Yale-NUS Global China Connection On 17 October 2015, more than 100 undergraduate students and faculty filled the Yale-NUS Performance Hall to attend the Grand Finals of the inaugural ASEAN-China Case Competition (ACCC). Organised by the Yale-NUS Global China Connection (GCC), the competition was gr...

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  • 11 October 2013: Teaching for Turbulence

    Written by Kelly Tan Reduce, reuse and recycle, choose energy efficient light bulbs, or cycle to work to reduce your carbon footprint – these are but some of the many things we are taught to help create a sustainable environment. However, according to Yale-NUS Professor Michael Maniates, “if we sum up the easy, cost-effective, eco-efficiency mea...

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