31 Mar '11, 11am

Singapore's first liberal arts college to start in 2013

SINGAPORE : Singapore's first liberal arts college is all set to take in its pioneer batch of students in two years' time. The Yale-NUS College will open its doors to the first batch of 150 students. More details were released on Thursday after Yale University and the National University of Singapore finalised an agreement which had been delayed. Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, president of the National University of Singapore (NUS), said: "What will be distinctive about this college would be the fact that it will bring together some of the best elements of liberal arts education that is already present in Yale (and) take some strengths from NUS and develop a new curriculum that really blends the ideas and contexts of the West with ideas and contexts of Asia." This is the promise of the new Yale-NUS college - the curriculum will be broad-based, involving the arts, humanities, s...

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