My question here stems from a lack of idiomatic phrase knowledge.
Let me proceed with an example. I am looking for a suitable verb for the sentence below:
As a university taking the 21st century requirements into account, our mission is to __________________ students who can think critically .......
I came up with this sentence for the sake of an example only, but I think I've made my point clear: What do schools do? Do they produce students? I know they educate them but I am not sure if it quite corresponds to what I am trying to say here. I want to convey the meaning of a student's graduating (from) a school with the school itself being the subject. To be more precise, does a school graduate students, too?
In Turkish, schools literally "raise" students just like parents raising children. Would it make any sense if I used it in English?