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Entrepreneurs are the "bedrock" of economic progress that provides for the advancement of nations, says Singapore Management University's (SMU) Associate Professor Reddi Kotha.
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.
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 www.facebook.com/TheStraitsTimes.
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.
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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.
Singapore Management University (SMU) encourages all its students to have at least one overseas stint - working, studying or undertaking a community service project.
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.
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.