The Closure of Yale-NUS College

Unclear Reasons, Clear Implications

  • Hoe Yeong Loke Higher Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond (HESB)
Keywords: Yale-NUS College, liberal arts, Singapore, academic freedom

Abstract

Much has been made about academic freedom and financial sustainability as the reasons behind the closure of Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s much lauded liberal arts college, but these reasons are not plausible. A similarly tumultuous university closure in Singapore in 1980 may provide some pointers, if only in terms of what to expect next.

Author Biography

Hoe Yeong Loke, Higher Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond (HESB)

Hoe Yeong Loke is editor of Higher Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond (HESB). Email: hoeyeong@gmail.com.

Published
2022-01-07
How to Cite
Loke, H. Y. (2022). The Closure of Yale-NUS College. International Higher Education, (109), 17-19. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14487
Section
Articles