Interdisciplinarity and higher education
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Interdisciplinarity and higher education the situation of Nanyang University, Singapore by Ang, Koh Ping.

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Published by Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, Nanyang University in [Singapore] .
Written in English


  • Nanyang University -- Curricula,
  • Interdisciplinary approach in education

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Ang Kohping.
SeriesOccasional paper series - Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang University ;, no. 92, Occasional paper series (Nanyang University. Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences) ;, no. 92.
LC ClassificationsLG395.S53 A83
The Physical Object
Pagination23 leaves ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4087773M
LC Control Number79941245

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