More universities – but will they be entrepreneurial?

14 03 2008

DIUS recently announced their consultation on the expansion of the higher education sector, which has been welcomed by HEFCE.    A New ‘University Challenge’ underlines the importance of university provision to the nation’s economic and social success and notes various ways in which local higher education benefits communities.

In the ongoing discussion about the nature and locations of these new institutions, the NCGE would suggest – in the light of the emphasis of the new Enterprise Strategy released this week Budget – that an important factor will be the capacity of these new institutions to be truly entrepreneurial universities.  By this, the NCGE means that their environment and culture will not only foster enterprising thinking amongst all members of its community but also deliver significant entrepreneurial impact at regional, national and international levels. 

The NCGE is therefore delighted to announce this week that it will sponsor the Times Higher Award for the Entrepreneurial University of the Year.  This new Award is an opportunity to recognise those institutions which have embedded entrepreneurial activity into the very fabric of their institution.

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18 04 2008
Seeking the Entrepreneurial University of the Year « NCGE Blog

[…] of a Times Higher Awards supplement in the current issue. The NCGE is sponsoring this new Award, announced last month, as part of the fourth annual Times Higher Awards.  The Award will recognise institutions that […]

18 04 2008
Seeking the Entrepreneurial University of the Year « NCGE Blog

[…] inclusion of a THE Awards supplement in the current issue. The NCGE is sponsoring this new Award, announced last month, as part of the fourth annual Times Higher Education Awards.  The Award will recognise […]

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