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Are university students products or customers?

Much depends on how the mission of a university is defined

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