Higher Entrepreneurship Education Diagnostics

Project description

The research project aims to improve the entrepreneurship education at universities and at other higher education institutions. The promotion of entrepreneurial spirit, skills and abilities is of high current scientific and political relevance. Firstly, academic spinoffs contribute to innovation and economic growth. That is why the support of new ventures from universities is an important component of German economic policy. Secondly, it is important for student’s general education and personality development with respect to multiple career options and self-determined lifestyle. The project partner Universität Potsdam, Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Technische Universität Dresden gained rich experience in the fields of entrepreneurship research and entrepreneurship education. They, additionally, offer students, graduates and researchers of all faculties a wide variety of start-up support programmes, starting with basic entrepreneurial training and continuing with business consulting, incubator facilities and financing. They have received several awards for there work. One of the most important awards is the ranking „Best German entrepreneurial university“ of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology; all three partners have been placed on position 1, 2 and 3 between 2001 and 2009, nearly continuously. This success is both obligation and motivation to drive further innovation in the field of entrepreneurial higher education.

Project data and contact information

Duration: 01/04/2012 - 31/03/2015
Support code: 01PK11018
Contact person: Sara Blanke ( sara.blanke[at]uni-potsdam.de)
Dr. Alexander Knuth ( alexander.knuth[at]uni-potsdam.de)

Project director

Prof. Dr. Dieter Wagner, Universität Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Michael Schefczyk, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukmann, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Staff members

Sara Blanke, Universität Potsdam
Dr. Alexander Knuth, Universität Potsdam
Eva Weinberger, TU Dresden
Dr. Daniel Schneider, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Petra Danielczyk, Bergische Universität Wuppertal