07 February 2019
The National University of Singapore Students’ Union council has weighed in on the recent debate over the turnover of faculty members, saying it wants students’ opinions to be heard.
“We think it is important to put students’ voices front and centre in this debate,” the representatives of the students’ union said in a recent Facebook post.
In response, Professor Florence Ling, NUS vice-provost (student life) said that the university will be working with the Students’ Union on a new initiative to gather students’ views on academic experiences and the recent debate on academic freedom.
On the other hand, Nanyang Technological University said that it values teaching and research, and both are equally important criteria in its promotion and tenure process.
Both NUS and NTU will hold a conference in August this year to bring back 200 Singaporean scholars doing research in universities and industry overseas.