Advancing Rural Development through Entrepreneurship Education for Adults (ARDENT)
ARDENT project is targeted to adult learners in the rural communities (aged 25 and over) of various professional backgrounds possessing some formal education but currently unemployed. It aims at improving the transfer of competences from HEIs in the sense of lifelong further learning to the adult communities in rural areas, to seed in them the basis to become job creators and not job seekers. Through a Community-Based Learning (CBL) approach to entrepreneurial skills development among adult learners, ARDENT seeks to integrate them into a process where they need to generate creative solutions to real-life challenges of rural communities. In this way, the university is able to engage with the society and achieve synergies through lifelong learning in the form of entrepreneurship to promote rural development.
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Funding body: Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (NA BIBB)
Timeframe: 01.10 2019 - 28.03.2022
Budget: 238.485,00 € - budget for consortium
Objectives: ARDENT will produce three Intellectual Outputs:
IO1 - Rural Council Building Tool Box with an objective to create 5 rural councils, unifying the region and enabling cross-institutional collaboration.
IO2 - Rural Consultation Roadmap & Needs Analysis Reports with an objective to (1) identify the rural needs and bridge the divide between the HEI and its regional community through regional consultation events that require innovative solutions
IO3 - Rural Entrepreneurship Community-based Learning Pack, a two-semester training course which will develop relevant entrepreneurial skills through developing a minimum of 3 entrepreneurial concepts addressing societal and business challenges. The ideas will be pitched to the community and implemented by the students.
Partners: Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (Croatia), Cracow University of Economics (Poland), Univations (Germany), UIIN (the Netherlands), Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
Contact person: Iulia Stroila, M.A, Adisa Ejubovic, M.Sc
As a regional engine of innovation, the Münster University of Applied Sciences has long gained a name in the cooperation between science and industry, especially with regard to technology transfer. With the support of the federal-state initiative "Innovative University", münster.land.leben is moving the interaction with society into focus.
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Funding body: Bund-Länder-Initiative "Innovative Hochschule"
Budget: 9 million euros
Objectives: To understand and overcome the challenges and barriers of translating health innovation, knowledge and technology into the rural areas in Munster region, adapt the exchange processes between science and society and to establish operational measures in the long term with a focus of interaction with society.
Partners: +70 partners, including Stadt Münster, Kreis Borken mbH, and Netzwerk Gesundheitswirtschaft Münsterland e.V.
Contact person: Dr. Kerstin Kurzhals
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Budget: 320.955 euros - budget for consortium
Objectives: Tomorrow's Land will produce four Intellectual Outputs:
1. Strategic Foresight - a creative research report compiled of the Map of Tomorrow's Land and the Learning Framework
2. Learning Academy - an online learning platform and MOOC
3. Champions of Change - a facilitator training course
4. Social Innovation Bootcamp - an international blended learning activity.
Partners: Regenerus (UK), Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Advancis (Portugal), Bespoke (Denmark), POLIMI (Italy), SIC (Latvia)
Contact person: Balzhan Orazbayeva M.A.
Social Design Thinking
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Contact person: Balzhan Orazbayeva M.A.
- A student-driven content that promotes perspective transformation in learning.
- An opportunity to have open dialogues between different societal stakeholders from multiple perspectives
- Topics related to innovative methodologies of learning.
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Funding body: Wandelfonds 2.0
Budget: 11.000 euros aprox.
Objectives: Change Lab will provide innovative methodologies and formats for transferring new knowledge and ideas regarding to different societal challenges and topics among the students, where both speakers and audiences could come together and mutually benefit from it.
Contact person: Choiwai Maggie Chak M.Sc.