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Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNINA

Workshop: Assessing European Universities between Social Impact and Quality Assurance at UNINA

This workshop at University of Naples Federico II (September 29-30, 2022) will further expand our understanding of how to assess the social impact of universities with a focus on how European Universities innovate teaching, research, and knowledge diffusion across multiple contexts.

How do European Universities innovate teaching, research, and knowledge diffusion? This workshop addresses this question with a focus on the evaluation of European University Alliances. Besides Quality Assurance (QA) that involves different national regulations and university-based traditions for student learning assessment, there has been little attention to how universities cooperate and how students and faculty change their mindset because of Europeanization.

This workshop intends to situate the debate on evaluation at the nexus of QA and Social Impact. With a focus on student and faculty mobility and collaborations and their engagement with companies and other social actors at the European level, we aim to go beyond international research impact metrics, economic returns on entrepreneurial activities in regional contexts, and internal quality assurance (QA) procedures within and across institutional settings.

We are interested in three emerging pillars, such as:
- the transformation of courses within the alliances;
- the coordination of student and faculty mobility to promote internationalization; and
- the dialogue with stakeholders for social engagement and entrepreneurship.

  More detailed information on the program you will find here.