Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quantitative Reasoning at Yale-NUS College

"What mathematics should any well-educated person know? It’s rather rare that people have a chance not just to think about this question, but do something about it. But it’s happening now."

That is the beginning of an interesting article on Azimuth by John Baez, which I'm reposting because of its relevance to my environmental mathematics project.   He goes on:

"There’s a new college called Yale-NUS College starting up this fall in Singapore, jointly run by Yale University and the National University of Singapore. The buildings aren’t finished yet: the above picture shows how a bit of it should look when they are. Faculty are busily setting up the courses and indeed the whole administrative structure of the university, and I’ve had the privilege of watching some of this and even helping out a bit."

Read the full article here.

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