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Are university students products or customers?

Much depends on how the mission of a university is defined

Simon Chesterman For The Straits Times

The Times Higher Education World Academic Summit begins today in Singapore, including the launch tomorrow night of the World University Rankings 2019. But how should we value a university education?

Discussion about proposed changes to the pathway to legal practice in Singapore has tended to focus on whether this will make it harder to become a lawyer. "They are literally raising the bar!" quipped one wag.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2018, with the headline 'Are university students products or customers?'. Print Edition | Subscribe