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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

Developing entrepreneurial mind-sets across cultures: A Norway - South-Africa collaboration

Alternative title: Developing entrepreneurial mind-sets across cultures: A Norway - South-Africa collaboration

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

The research partners in Norway and South Africa are all encouraged to develop entrepreneurial universities, create entrepreneurial mind-sets among faculty and students, as well as contributing to innovation and economic growth. They are all recognized internationally for their entrepreneurial research and education. With this INTPART project, they build knowledge in order to advance their already excellent entrepreneurship education and research further through: 1) cross-cultural long-term strategic collaboration, and 2) a practice-based approach closely involving industry partners.

The research partners in Norway and South Africa are all encouraged to develop entrepreneurial universities, create entrepreneurial mind-sets among faculty and students, as well as contributing to innovation and economic growth. They are all recognized internationally for their entrepreneurial research and education. With this INTPART project, they want to build knowledge in order to advance their already excellent entrepreneurship education and research further through: 1) cross-cultural long-term strategic collaboration, and 2) a practice-based approach closely involving industry partners. To do so, we have identified the following activities: -Four workshops with different themes: 1) Student mobility; 2) Universities and collaboration with industry, TTOs; 3) Advancing entrepreneurship education; and 4) Furthering the research collaboration. -Two Summer Schools addressing emerging issues within the ocean marine economy as well as within renewable energy Sources -Student mobility through a variety of activities. -Staff visits and guest lecturing for enhancing the international process. -Dissemination activities: our results will be disseminated as new course material and practices, increased industry interaction patterns, scientific papers, an anthology containing our summarized experience in operationalizing international student and staff interactions, conference presentations, newspaper articles, official reports and new student experiences and skills.

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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research