INnovative educaTion foR sustaInable eNtrepreneurShip In Life sCiences
Partners: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, BOKU (Coordinator)
Agricultural University Athens, AUA
Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara a Banatului "Regele Mihai I al Romaniei" din Timisoara, BUAS
University of Ghent, UGent
University of Helsinki, UH
The Association for European Life Science Universities, ICA
University of Teramo, UNITE
Wageningen University, WU
University of Zagreb, UNIZG, Faculty of Agriculture
Competition title: Erasmus+
Start date: 01. 09. 2018.
End date: 31. 08. 2021.
At many Life Science universities in their research degree programmes the development of entrepreneurial competencies is currently not well integrated into the mainstream curriculum at the Bachelor and Master levels. The design of curricular interventions, teachers’ pedagogical methods and assessment criteria for the delivery of sustainable entrepreneurial teaching are underdeveloped. As a result a significant latent potential of students’ entrepreneurial innate skills remains untapped.
Supporting the development of the entrepreneurial potential of students is of special relevance to Life Science Universities whose priorities are for a “smart, sustainable and inclusive” development and utilisation of bio-renewable resources, the sustainable management of the natural resources, the need for food and nutritional security and safety, the enhancement of the economic viability of the food and non-food value chains, and the reduction of poverty – all necessary efforts in order to achieve the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Therefore INTRINSIC aims to empower Life Science University teachers to develop their students' Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competencies so as to prepare their graduates to be being effective entrepreneurs and leaders to address the challenges of Europe`s future sustainable prosperity.
Prof. Renata Bažok, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna