Uncategorized | 10:06 am | April 11, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

Yale-NUS officially launches

Officials from both Yale and the National University of Singapore have officially announced the launch of Yale-NUS College, according to a Monday press release.

In a Monday morning ceremony, broadcast on a webcast from Singapore, University President Richard Levin and NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan publicly signed an official agreement establishing the college. Also attending the meeting were Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister of Education Ng Eng Hen.

At the event, Lee revealed detailed architectural plans for the school’s campus. The campus, which is located north of NUS main campus, includes three residential colleges — modeled after their counterparts in New Haven — surrounding the school’s core facilities.

The architecture plans were designed in part by the Philadelphia-based firm KieranTimberlake, which was responsible for planning the renovation of six of Yale’s residential colleges.

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