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Final Report of the expert group: Entrepreneurship in higher education, especially within non-business studies

Final Report of the expert group: Entrepreneurship in higher education, especially within non-business studies
Published on: 16/04/2008
Author: Enterprise and Industry DG

The primary purpose of entrepreneurship education at university is to develop entrepreneurial capacities and mindsets. The teaching of entrepreneurship has yet to be sufficiently integrated into university curricula - indeed it is necessary to make entrepreneurship education accessible to all students as innovative business ideas may arise from technical, scientific or creative studies.

This Expert Report explores key issues regarding the teaching of entrepreneurship in higher education, identifies existing obstacles and proposes a range of solutions, taking into account the different levels of responsibility (public policy, institutions, educators and relevant stakeholders).