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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.

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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...

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