The University will establish an endowed Professorship in Social Sciences in honour of Singapore’s first President, Encik Yusof Bin Ishak. The Yusof Ishak Professorship in Social Sciences pays tribute to Encik Yusof’s distinguished contributions to Singapore, especially his profound interest in promoting harmonious relations in a multiethnic and multicultural nation.
The endowed professorship will be established at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). It will enable FASS to attract and appoint leading social science academics who have demonstrated excellence and established international recognition in teaching and research in the areas of multiethnicity and multiculturalism.
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