Brown University School of Engineering

An Education System’s Influence on Entrepreneurial Development

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Thursday, February 02, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chinese often question why China has not produced great innovators like Steve Jobs. In the US, educators are worried that American students are falling behind students from other countries in basic aptitude tests for science and math—areas where Asian nations tend to excel. What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the US and Asian models of education and how do they influence the way a young person approaches entrepreneurship? What kinds of skills can entrepreneurship education offer students? This discussion event is part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium, hosted by the Entrepreneurship Program. The Symposium brings 12 of the brightest undergraduates and graduates from China to Brown for 10 days to explore how entrepreneurship differs in the East and West. It's a really exciting opportunity to get to know international students and explore different perspectives of innovation.