Singapore National University appoints British professor Jasjit Singh to internationally raise appreciation of Sikh
Los Angeles, August 24, 2023
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The prestigious National University of Singapore on Wednesday appointed UK-based Indian-origin academician Jasjit Singh as a visiting faculty to conduct lectures on Sikh beliefs and raise appreciation of the Sikh way of life internationally.
Singh, 51, is currently associated as an associate professor at the UK’s University of Leeds and is considered to be a leading authority in the field of Sikh studies.
“With his expertise on British Sikhism, Associate Prof Singh will sharpen our scholarly lens on Sikh beliefs and practices, and deepen our students’ knowledge and appreciation of the Sikh way of life not only in Singapore but internationally,” Professor Lionel Wee, Dean at National University of Singapore’s (NUS)Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), said.
He announced Singh’s appointment as the inaugural Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB) Visiting Professor (Chair) in Sikh Studies
Assoc Prof Singh is a Sikh studies expert from the School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science at the University of Leeds, UK. He began his term with FASS on 7 August 2023 and will be serving for one semester (or five months) in the new academic year 2023/2024.
FASS Dean, Professor Lionel Wee, said “Assoc Prof Jasjit Singh is a leading authority in the field of Sikh studies, he is also well-regarded as an innovator in his impact-related work as demonstrated by his meaningful engagements with minority ethnic communities and organisations in the UK. With his expertise on British Sikhism, Assoc Prof Singh will sharpen our scholarly lens on Sikh beliefs and practices, and deepen our students’ knowledge and appreciation of the Sikh way of life not only in Singapore but internationally. We thank CSGB for working with us on this pioneer endeavour which supports our Faculty’s wider aim of community engagement with the society.”