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Research and entrepreneurship can be bedfellows

Research and teaching feed into university rankings, but attention should be paid to pursuing enterprise. This links academia with industry, and stimulates economic activity.

William Chen, director for NTU's food science & technology programme, and research fellow Jaslyn Lee, used durian seeds to develop a natural food stabiliser enhanced with probiotics.

WITH the knowledge-based economy depending on research, innovation and enterprise to thrive, many universities around the world have become increasingly involved in a third mission: Engaging in entrepreneurship activities.

In the past decade, a growing number of academics have been...