News & Events
Almost every week, members of Tembusu College are invited to meet and chat with guests - both local and international - through a variety of hosted events. There is a huge diversity of backgrounds amongst our visitors, who range from politicians to diplomats, artists, writers, poets, and academics. Select an event category on the left to find out more.
Our events and members of our community are also frequently featured by the Press and Media. Visit the Newsroom to read the reports.
Tembusu College’s motto The Home of Possibilities, means we value the development of each individual according to her or his own path through life. At the same time we are a learning community, which seeks to give students an intense experience in a nurturing environment. The college administers (and awards certificates for) the prestigious University Town College Programme (UTCP), which augments students’ regular degree programmes by emphasising breadth, critical thinking, and exposure to inter-disciplinary thinking. Our curriculum includes both seminars and out-of-classroom learning experiences.
The college is not themed. Diversity is an important part of our ethos, and we offer learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of interests. We do, however, have particular areas of strength, which are reflected in the backgrounds of our faculty.
A home away from home, the Tembusu College community is 21 storeys of collegiate spirit known for its friendly and welcoming culture.
Wake up or wind down through casual conversations with your Fellows and peers over meals at the Dining Hall. Sweat it out over sports at the Multi Purpose Hall. Huddle with like-minded individuals at one of the many Student-run Interest Groups & Student-Initiated Projects or start your own. Let loose or let your creativity flow in the well furnished Student Spaces. Be our Student Partners and contribute to the College community.
Need career advice? Stressed? Need help on personal issues? Or simply want catch up with friendly members of our Residential Team? We're here for you.
Tembusu College is much more than a home; it's a Home of Possibilities.
Mr Ernest Tan
National University of Singapore
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore
Ernest Tan received his B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) from National University of Singapore in 2016, and is currently completing his PhD-MBA programme, where he is developing bio-printing solutions to better print bio-mimetic interface tissues. He is currently a research engineer with NUS Biomedical Engineering, where he is working on developing a silk-based implant to help with ACL reconstruction. He has worked on various medical technology projects, ranging from developing rehabilitation devices, devices to aid hemodialysis and implants for tissue regeneration.
Prior to his teaching appointment in Tembusu College, Ernest was a resident of Tembusu College for 9 years, where he was a Graduate Fellow for 5 of those years. He strongly believes that for one to make the world a better place, a holistic understanding of multiple disciplines is needed. Through his class, he hopes that students will learn to bravely confront the unknown to uncover what they need to tackle challenges of the world.
Outside of research and teaching, Ernest also actively engages in Ultimate Frisbee, and used to play together with the Tembusu IG, Barefoots.