A broad working group gathered for the development of entrepreneurship studies
A working group for the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship studies called together by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the University of Tartu and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Science gathered in Tallinn in the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on January 29.
According to the head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the University of Tartu Andres Kuusik, the aim of the meeting is to concentrate the competence across Estonia to give direction to entrepreneurship studies on a broader level. In addition to universities, other organisations supporting entrepreneurship studies have been invited to the meeting.
Karin Jaanson, advisor in the Ministry of Education and Science, said that although many different Estonian institutions are engaged in the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship studies in its different forms, there is a lack of structure and methodical leadership in the activities. “We hope that with universities leading the way, we can create an efficient platform for cooperation and interconnect the different levels of education better. Our main goal is to ensure that the graduates of all educational levels are enterprising and in demand on the labour market and that they develop into entrepreneurs successful in Estonia as well as abroad.”
According to Andres Kuusik, the opportunities of developing entrepreneurship studies are first discussed in three working groups with the aim of getting an overview on activities, organisations, subjects and support measures in higher, vocational and general education. Kuusik explains that “we will think together about what we have and what works well, what are the main things that are missing and thus inhibiting entrepreneurship studies and the development of entrepreneurship and to which extent would enterprises be able to contribute to the activities of the entrepreneurship studies working group.”