Entrepreneurship for Society: developing a transdisciplinary minor program

Nesrien Abu Ghazaleh, Xandra Cremers, Maarten Hogenstijn, Sharon Sprenger, Hendrik-Jan Trooster, Michelle Koomen

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‘Entrepreneurship for Society’ is a new minor program at Amsterdam UAS, the Netherlands. Using the concept of the ‘Doughnut Economy’ by Kate Raworth as theoretical baseline, focus is on social entrepreneurship (SE). The curriculum is designed to foster transdisciplinary collaboration between students and staff from different backgrounds, as well as with partners from the field of social entrepreneurship such as companies themselves, policy makers and citizen initiatives.
Apart from its content, the minor is innovative and experimental in three ways:
1. Connecting research and education: linking (development of) questions from the SE field to active involvement of students and teachers in the research Lab;
2. Transdisciplinary approach; using a problem-solving approach and collaborating with field partners
3. Interdepartmental organisation.
The minor will premiere in February 2020. We present our approach and the challenges we see, actively seeking feedback and links to scholars who have grappled with similar issues.
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
EventHigher Education Conference 2019: Exploring the research-teaching-praxis nexus - Wibauthuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Oct 201929 Oct 2019


ConferenceHigher Education Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleHEC 2019
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