New NUS plan to support female faculty

Professor Liu Bin, NUS' head of chemical and biomolecular engineering and vice-president of research and technology, and Professor Tulika Mitra, NUS vice-provost of academic affairs. More women are joining the university - almost 32 per cent of its 2
Professor Liu Bin, NUS' head of chemical and biomolecular engineering and vice-president of research and technology, and Professor Tulika Mitra, NUS vice-provost of academic affairs.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Female faculty members at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will soon be able to reduce their teaching workload by about half for a semester after returning from maternity leave.

The measure, which starts next month, will also allow them to transfer the "teaching relief" to their husbands if they too are NUS academics.

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