According to the NY Times a new liberal college will be funded by the Singapore government. The diplomas will be awarded by NUS and not Yale though. Read more at the NY Times.
Yale would be largely responsible for hiring 100 professors to teach about 1,000 students at the college, which is scheduled to open in 2013.
Yale officials said it would draw top students from across Asia, where liberal arts programs are rare, and attract even more qualified Asian applicants to the New Haven campus of Yale by raising the university’s profile.
The prospectus outlined assurances that Yale had received from Singapore leaders that “the college upholds the principles of academic freedom and open inquiry, essential core values in higher education of the highest caliber.”