New way of learning across boundaries awaits NUS students

Several universities in Singapore already have courses that straddle disciplines in a bid to offer undergraduates a broad-based education, experts said.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - The plan by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to house two of its oldest faculties - Arts and Social Sciences, and Science - under a new college is a major shift away from the traditional way of learning in silos.

Both faculties date as far back as 1929, and over the years have grown their pool of specialisations - from psychology and history to mathematics and life sciences.

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