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Spotlight on 'people farming' at ST Education forum

Tech firms take heat as experts discuss good and bad sides of entrepreneurship.

ST Education Forum to debate entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are the "bedrock" of economic progress that provides for the advancement of nations, says Singapore Management University's (SMU) Associate Professor Reddi Kotha.

ST-SMU Nurturing Entrepreneurs: University builds bridges to innovation

Many Singaporeans would know of the delivery service Ninja Van. Those into luxury goods would likely be aware of Reebonz, the e-commerce platform for buying and selling luxury goods. They were both businesses started by Singapore Management University (SMU) students who had taken up entrepreneurship programmes during their undergraduate years.

ST Education Forum to debate modern-day entrepreneurship

The Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship is often celebrated.


Who's who: Speakers and moderator

Come and listen to a robust debate on the motion: "Entrepreneurs today do more harm than good". Arguing the motion are cyborg rights activist Aral Balkan, Ashoka Country Director for Singapore and Malaysia Sumitra Pasupathy, SMU Provost Professor Timothy Clark and SMU Associate Professor of Strategic Management Reddi Kotha. This year's debate speakers will also include junior college and polytechnic students as well as SMU alumni. You can also follow the debate on FB Live at


An artist's impression of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship's Business Innovation Generator, which will be housed within the Tahir Foundation Connexion. It will be an open workplace that is conducive for start-ups and entrepreneurs to
SMU to expand campus with $70m green building

The Singapore Management University (SMU) yesterday started the construction of a new, environmentally friendly building in Stamford Road that will facilitate hands-on learning for its students.


From left: Singapore Management University law dean Goh Yihan and SMU president Arnoud De Meyer argued against the motion "You don't need a degree to succeed in life" at the Straits Times Education Forum yesterday. On the opposing team were OECD dire
Skills v degrees debate at ST Education Forum ends in a tie

The debate involved the 500-strong audience voting for or against the motion in real time, according to how they were swayed as the session went on.

SMU president Arnoud De Meyer on how universities transform lives

Singapore Management University (SMU) encourages all its students to have at least one overseas stint - working, studying or undertaking a community service project.

Degree or skills? Audience vote will count at ST Forum

Those attending The Straits Times Education Forum on Saturday will not only get to hear the views of education experts on whether a degree or skills contribute more to one's success in life, but they will also get to participate in the debate by voting for or against the motion.

Mr Andreas Schleicher at the release of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment last year.
Putting universities to the test

In the second of a four part-series, OECD's education and skills director Andreas Schleicher talks about why we need to study and whether universities really add value.