Why Partner with Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS College offers a unique learning experience following the liberal arts tradition, which establishes a broad interdisciplinary knowledge base for students. Our educational model encourages students to think critically, to analyse issues from multiple perspectives, and to draw connections between traditionally separate fields of study. Such an approach will nurture our students into observant, innovative and progressive thinkers. As a complement to the rigorous curriculum, we will initiate a series of workshops to help students build on their leadership potential, become effective interpersonal communicators, and make engaging presentations to a wide audience. Students’ minds and knowledge will be further broadened by a myriad of experiences outside of the classroom – internships, study abroad and community service in Singapore and abroad. Four years of immersion in such holistic academic and extracurricular learning will ensure that our students develop the confidence, creativity and cultural sensitivity that will make them valuable contributors to any company team in the increasingly competitive market of our increasingly globalised world.


Our Student Profile and Interest Areas

A liberal arts college like Yale-NUS attracts students with a high degree of intellectual curiosity, which manifests itself in the diversity of personal and professional interests on campus. Students’ key areas of interest include education, healthcare, engineering, business, finance services, consulting, social entrepreneurship, community development, child and clinical psychology, fiction and nonfiction writing, law, arts management, international relations and diplomacy, fashion, design, web and software development, and many others. Yale-NUS ensures that students continue to explore and develop their interest in these fields through a variety of extracurricular opportunities.


Related Articles about Liberal Arts Education

Pericles Lewis (President, Yale-NUS College): Rethinking Liberal Arts Education (Livemint)

K Ranga Krishnan (Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore): The Value of Liberal Arts (TODAY)

David Skorton (President, Cornell University): Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts (Scientific American)

Peter Sacks (Economist, Pulitzer Prize nominee): Why the Liberal Arts Aren’t Worthless (The Fiscal Times)

Philip Ryken (President, Wheaton College): Liberal Arts Key to Preparing Leaders (The Jakarta Times)

There is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Employers Say (US News)

Vikram Mansharamani (Yale University Lecturer): Why Breadth May Soon Triumph over Depth (HQ Asia)