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U.S., Europe inspires programs for Singapore University

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 5, 2007

The Boston-based Northeastern University encourages its students to undertake up to three six-month internships during their undergraduate years and Babson College, ranked number one in the US for its entrepreneurship program, requires all its students to start and run a company while in university. These two ‘unusual’ university programs are among the different models that caught the eye of the team tasked with looking at how best to expand the university sector here to offer places to 30 per cent of each cohort by 2015.

Minister of State for Education Lui Tuck Yew who led the 13-member team on two study trips in the United States and Europe said the verdict was still out of what form the fourth publicly-funded university should take.

But after a focus group discussion with polytechnic students on Monday, he highlighted some of the interesting features of the institutions that the committee had visited. (story)

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