Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and are expected to take a leading role in solving the grand societal challenges. This requires students and staff to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills like creativity, innovation and dealing with uncertainty. To increase the awareness under teachers about the possibilities of Entrepreneurship Education, a new set of teacher development workshops will be launched during this inspiration session.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) connects all entrepreneurship activities at Utrecht University, where the university becomes an empowering environment that supports students and staff to creatively pursue opportunities for new value creation. As a centre of expertise, the CfE encourages the development of relevant courses, programmes and co-curricular activities and provides information and inspiration. For more on entrepreneurship at the UU, check this video.
Programme of the event
A special keynote will be held by prof Bas Haring, who will shed his light on the opportunities of increasing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship within academic education. Bas holds a Ph.D. in computer science, and is professor in the Public Understanding of Science at Leiden University. He is the initiator and founder of the master program Media Technology, where students are encouraged to engage in small, unconventional research projects. In 2016 he was awarded the “Clear Language Prize” for being the clearest and best understandable Dutch academic.
Academic Director CfE Niels Bosma will, together with postdoc researcher and CfE team member Yvette Baggen, answer the question: How do you recognise and implement evidence-informed entrepreneurship education and what does that mean for teachers? To conclude, the new developed workshops on entrepreneurship education will be introduced by Rianne Poot (Educational consultancy and training) and officially launched by Head of Utrecht University School of Economics prof. Erik Stam.