Vision and Mission
A community of learning,
Founded by two great universities,
In Asia, for the world.
Yale-NUS College, a residential college located in Singapore, aims to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world.
- A community of learning
We are a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and supporters, dedicated to building a community in which living and learning are intertwined and habits of creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking are encouraged. Our innovative curriculum integrates knowledge from across the disciplines and around the world.
- Founded by two great universities
An intimate liberal arts college, dedicated to undergraduate education, Yale-NUS draws on the resources and traditions of two great universities. We pursue excellence through innovative teaching and research, and we provide global opportunities for our students.
- In Asia
Our location at the crossroads of Asia informs our pedagogy. Drawing on active modes of learning associated with American liberal arts education, we introduce our students to the diverse intellectual traditions and cultures of Asia and the world.
- For the world
We educate citizens of the world and uphold the principles of free exchange of ideas, pluralism, and respect for diversity. Our extra-curricular and residential programs support student learning and encourage an ethic of service. By our example, we seek to spur innovation in higher education across the globe.
Faculty statement on the freedom of expression
We are firmly committed to the free expression of ideas in all forms—a central tenet of liberal arts education. There are no questions that cannot be asked, no answers that cannot be discussed and debated. This principle is a cornerstone of our institution.
Policies on Academic Freedom and Non-Discrimination
Yale-NUS College is committed to the following with respect to academic freedom and non-discrimination:
- Academic Freedom
The College upholds the principles of academic freedom and open inquiry, essential core values in higher education of the highest calibre. Faculty and students in the College will be free to conduct scholarship and research and publish the results, and to teach in the classroom and express themselves on campus, bearing in mind the need to act in accordance with accepted scholarly and professional standards and the regulations of the College.
The College is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The College's policies in respect to admissions, educational and extracurricular activities, and employment of faculty and administrative staff, are consistent with Yale’s and NUS' policies on non-discrimination.
Click here to read Yale’s Policy on Equal Opportunity