Netherlands, Groningen

Exploring Entrepreneurship

when 17 August 2019 - 24 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

Entrepreneurship can contribute to solving the big challenges of our time. Important challenges such as affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and responsible consumption and production may benefit from entrepreneurs starting initiatives that tackle these issues.

In this intensive 8-day summer school, we will study entrepreneurship from a wide variety of perspectives. By bringing together students from several countries and cultural backgrounds, different study programs and educational levels (BSc, MSc, and PhD) to work together in interdisciplinary multilevel groups to explore research on entrepreneurship. This summer school is research oriented. This means, you will study contemporary entrepreneurship research, theories, methods and results of research but also reflect on how these results can be translated into applied settings.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Aard Groen
Aniek Ouendag, MSc
Dr. Arjan Frederiks
Dr. Olga Belousova
Sílvia Costa, PhD

Target group

This summer school is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship research aiming at a future career in research and informing their practice with deeper understanding of the process of entrepreneurship. Students of all educational programmes and levels are welcome to join this summer school.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Critically assess core theories in entrepreneurship
- Select methodologies fitting research questions
- Understand the importance of context in entrepreneurship
- Formulate and defend own views on acute problems of entrepreneurship based on research and practice

Credits info

2 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 60 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 250: fee for students of the University of Groningen (NL), University of Twente (NL) or the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (RU)
EUR 500: for others