Designed by Editorial, Yale University first liberal arts college is located in Singapore. The American system of higher education has long been the envy of the world. For years now, American Universities have been exporting their higher education system in dribs and drabs through study abroad opportunities and exchange programmes, but rarely have they engaged in the wholesale building of branch campuses on foreign soil. Until now that is. In the past decade, several elite American Universities including NYU, Georgetown, and Cornell have established sizeable outposts in countries such as Dubai, China, India and Singapore.
Yale is the latest to dip its toe into this growing market, partnering with the National University of Singapore to build that county’s first liberal arts college, the Yale NUS College. In conjunction with this, the College unveiled plans earlier this month for a new campus designed jointly by U.S. architects Kieran Timberlake and Pfeiffer Partners with Forum Architects of Singapore.