|S'pore's first liberal arts college breaks ground|
|Posted: 10 July 2012|
Yale-NUS College, the first residential liberal arts college in Singapore, has broken ground at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Speaking at the event, Pericles Lewis, President of the Yale-NUS College, said, “A Yale-NUS education offers a global liberal arts and science curriculum taught through interactive classes and rigorous research projects.”
He added, “As the first liberal arts college in Singapore offering a proactive education through residential living and learning right here in the heart of Asia, we are breaking ground on multiple dimensions. We aim to offer a distinctive, global education in a community of learning that will encourage active learning and critical thought.”
The Yale-NUS campus will be designed by Singapore’s Forum Architects and Pelli Clarke Pelli in the US. The residential model will create “nested communities” which reflects Yale’s tradition of supporting lifelong learning in science and liberal arts, by combining academic, social, intellectual, artistic and athletic life.
The campus will comprise three residential colleges, which are all planned as a “social home” for both students and faculty.
“I look forward to living and breathing this new model of residential living and learning, and extending interactions beyond the classrooms to create a unified, cohesive Yale-NUS culture,” said Lewis.
The central Campus Green will feature six heritage trees as well as an eco-pond. Additionally, there will be 30 Sky Gardens and common dining areas unique to each residential college.
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