Entrepreneurship learning outside the seminar room
Higher education systems in post-communist regions like the Western Balkans and Russia are struggling with the fact that the most adventurous of their graduates tend to look for careers abroad and thus cause a brain drain damaging the countries’ prospects. Those young academics who are staying, on the contrary, often prefer low-paid but “safe” positions in the public sector to insecure but perhaps more rewarding entrepreneurial careers. The Erasmus+ Capacity Building project REBUS aims at enhancing entrepreneurial mind-sets and competences of graduates of engineering and ICT study programmes.
At a project meeting at the University of Sarajevo results of a comparative study on existing entrepreneurship initiatives and training needs of university students were presented and discussed. On the basis of these findings innovative competence development programmes will be developed and piloted next year. As diverse the findings were, one thing became evident: There is a clearly identified need for new forms of entrepreneurship learning outside educational institutions: projects, mentoring, simulations, internships etc. An entrepreneurial mind is best nurtured in the fresh air of the world of business!
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The project has been funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.