The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is a major research centre of the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. It was established in 2006 to facilitate, coordinate and encourage inter-disciplinary research in NTU.
CLASS provides a platform for interaction among local and international scholars from diverse disciplines. Each year, the Centre organizes a good number of academic workshops, symposia, and conferences, and hosts distinguished lecturers and visiting scholars. Among the seminars and conferences presented by CLASS over the years include the Singapore Economic Review Conference, Symposium on Health Economics and Health Management, International Symposium on Bilingualism, Happiness Symposium, Symposium on Language and Diversity, Sound, Silence and Art Symposium, and Workshop on Transnational Migrant Identity in Asia.
CLASS is committed to developing important links as well as initiating interdisciplinary projects with other key research centres in the world.
CLASS welcomes interdisciplinary proposals for conferences, symposia and workshops on any topic. The event grants schemes support interdisciplinary research within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and offers a platform for faculty to actively interact and deliberate with other scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy makers across CoHASS.
The goal is for the discussions at the conferences, symposia and workshops to bring forth interesting and important ideas leading to further research and collaboration, publications, and proposals for external grant applications.