Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP
Singapore

Money woes or curbing dissent? Singapore’s academic community bemoans Yale-NUS college closure

  • The city state’s first liberal arts institution, which was set up in 2011, will be merged with another programme to form a new entity
  • While some students believed campus activism played a role in the decision, a board member cited ‘financial unsustainability’ and insisted the move was to make liberal arts education more inclusive

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Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) shakes hands with Pericles Lewis, president of Yale-NUS college at the inauguration ceremony of the institution in 2013. Photo: AFP
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