Singapore Wants Education System to Match 'Changing Nature of the World'

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Tan Chorh Chuan

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Tan Chorh Chuan

Tan Chorh Chuan has a rule: Every week he reserves a few uninterrupted hours to paint or sketch.

It's fitting that the man who helped bring the liberal arts to Singapore should be kind of an embodiment of the liberal arts himself. Dr. Tan, president of the National University of Singapore, is a physician by training, recognized for his work fighting SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. And he loves to travel.

In a conversation with The Chronicle, Dr. Tan talked