A Conversation with NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Aaron Thean

NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost 

PVO Aaron Thean with CDTL Director Soo Yuen Jien

Welcome back to a new academic year! We begin with a new podcast episode in which NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Aaron Thean shares his thoughts on how colleagues and students have responded to the shift to interdisciplinary learning in NUS and the corresponding changes to the learning environment.

Some of the conversation points in this episode include:


  • On establishing the connection between “mindset” and “skillset”, essential ingredients to thrive in an interdisciplinary learning environment (3:51)
  • On the importance of being innovative and understanding what knowledge is relevant to enhance interdisciplinary learning (6:38)
  • Provost’s encouragement to colleagues and students for the new academic year (9:06)

This episode is chaired by Assoc Prof Soo Yuen Jien, Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL).


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podcastClick here for a transcript of the podcast

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Prof Aaron Thean profile picture Professor Aaron Thean is Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Director of the National Research Foundation’s SHINE centre, a next-generation microelectronics research facility, and the A*Star SIMTech–NUS Joint Laboratory for Large-Area Flexible Hybrid Electronics. Read more.


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