3 October 2019 | Brussels
Thomas Baaken served as a key note speaker at the EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) conference "Enhancing Work-based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education". The conference on invitation was fully booked with 60 registrations.
The purpose of the conference was to inform Higher Education Stakeholders from different countries and preliminary of the European Commission and European authorities about the conclusive results of the WEXHE Project during the last 3 years.
In the WEXHE project, enterprises, associations and universities came together to identify and analyse current provision of work experience and entrepreneurship in HE in 7 different European countries. The consortium generated 84 case studies of good practice including all four types of study areas (hard-pure, e.g. natural sciences; soft-pure, e.g. humanities and social sciences; hard-applied, e.g. medicine and soft-applied, e.g. social work, covering internships/work placements, traineeships and entrepreneurships).
The Conference was closed by a panel discussion and final statements as learning outcomes and take aways to be reported to the Commission.
The WEXHE consortium consists of
- University of Groningen (Head of consortium)
- University of Warwick
- University of Ljubljana
- Münster University of Applied Sciences (S2BMRC)
- Novatex Solutions Ltd
- University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)
- Chamber of Commerce of Spain
- Polish Chamber of Commerce (PCC)
- European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
- European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)
Panel participants from left: Anaïs Gourdin (ENQA), Michal Karpišek (board member of EURASHE), Thomas Baaken (S2BMRC), Alicia-Leonor Sauli Miklavčič (board member of EURASHE), Robert Wagenaar (RuG). (Photo EURASHE)
The Key Note Speakers addressed different elements of the topic of the WEXHE - Enhancing Work-based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education – Project.
In his Key Note Professor Thomas Baaken reported on “Entrepreneurship capacity development”. (Photo EURASHE)