NTU’s Grad Program

Frank Perkins, acting chair of philosophy at his new academic home of Nanyang Technological University (while Chenyang Li is on leave this year), asked me to post this information about NTU’s graduate program:

The Philosophy Programme at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is now accepting applications for its M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We have a young and vibrant program with strengths in Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Moral Philosophy. NTU is one of the world’s elite universities and was ranked 13th among universities worldwide in the most recent QS World University Rankings.

The Philosophy Programme at NTU has the greatest concentration of faculty working on Chinese Philosophy in the Anglophone world, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and interests: Chenyang Li, Franklin Perkins, Hiu Chuk Winnie Sung, and So Jeong Park, along with Alan K.L. Chan as the Dean of College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences and Toh Puan Mahani Idris Daim Chair Professor. We also regularly host visiting professors – in recent years, visitors have included Graham Parkes, Liu Xiaogan, Robin R. Wang, and Michael Puett.

Ph.D. students are fully funded, as are many M.A. students. All courses are taught in English, although students have the option of taking courses taught in Chinese through the Division of Chinese. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program are able to use up to one year of their funding to conduct research in North America, Europe, or elsewhere in Asia. NTU has a strong interdisciplinary focus and students have the opportunity to work with faculty in other departments and with the Global Asia Research Cluster. Singapore has an active and collegial community of philosophers, so students also have the chance to interact with faculty at NUS, Yale-NUS, and SMU.

For more information, visit our website.For questions, contact Franklin Perkins (fperkins@ntu.edu.sg). Applications for graduate admission in autumn 2016 are due November 15.

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