Studies have shown that “employers have very little knowledge of what to expect from graduates and higher education institutions have a similar low level of knowledge concerning employers’ needs.”*
The guidelines of project #empl-oi offer a solution to this problem in the higher education context. They encourage a university-business proactive collaboration and aim to make clear to stakeholders the manifold reasons to foster cooperation and an entrepreneurialisation of HEIs. The e-book also puts forward suggestions on possible logics to adopt to support and ease the process of change, along with several tools/strategies.
The guidelines address the structure of curricula and teaching approaches, strategies to encourage the embedment of entrepreneurship in education and to successfully conduct changing processes, as well as ways to engage economic players.
Within the framework of #empl-oi, additional resources are available to the public:
- Open online courses on social entrepreneurship: elearning.uni-foundation.eu
- Policy Recommendations (coming soon)
*HEGESCO project’s results in University of Ljubljana (2013), Considering university-business cooperation from the perspective of graduates’ early careers, 10th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform (WHER), p. 2.