Cafe culture helps National University of Singapore hit new heights, Times Higher Education, 1 January 2018

Times Higher Education (THE) published an article on the diverse dining options at the National University of Singapore (NUS). On campus, there is a 700-seater food court, three 850-plus seater canteens and numerous smaller restaurants and cafes which feeds 50,000 people each day, serving a meal every 1.4 seconds on average. Former NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan believes that the variety of dining options on campus has played an important role in the university’s improvement. In an interview with THE, Professor Tan explained that University Town, where many of the campus restaurants and residential colleges are located, allowed NUS to redesign a new academic vision which includes experiential learning and bringing together diverse groups of people. The report noted that besides the multimillion-dollar University Town, Professor Tan also oversaw the establishment of the £148-million Yale-NUS College, a unique partnership with the Ivy League university and Duke-NUS Medical School. He explained that the partnership with Yale and Duke was “an inherently risky thing” as they wanted to co-create new forms of education through creating completely new schools.

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