How innovative is your higher education institution?

Being an entrepreneurial higher education institution depends upon individuals, and innovative ways of doing things. There is no ‘unique’ approach, but a variety of ways in which HEIs behave entrepreneurially, for example, in how they manage resources and build organisational capacity, involve external stakeholders into their leadership and governance, create and nurture synergies between teaching, research and their societal engagement, as well as knowledge exchange. This also includes recognising and building on what already exists.

Now in its third year, HEInnovate has been used by 100s of institutions across Europe to assess their entrepreneurial and innovative potential.

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About HEInnovate

The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces to support higher education institutions with the creation of the self-assessment tool HEInnovate. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of higher education institutions.

It is free, confidential and open to anyone to use. HEInnovate can be used by all types of higher education institutions. Rather than defining a single way forward, it offers self-assessment, guidance and good practice materials to take action.

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  • It is proving to be an invaluable aid in compiling evidence of progress
    Pat O’Donnell
    TU4Dublin, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland
  • HEInnovate function as a very useful framework
    Flemming Bridal Rasmussen
    Director, VIA People & Strategy, VIA University College, Denmark

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OECD-EC HEInnovate Country Review and Report – Dissemination Event

The final dissemination event of the OECD HEInnovate Hungarian country review will be held in Budapest tomorrow, on the 29th November 2016. The review was a collaborative initiative between the OECD, the European Commission and the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities. It has been coordinated by Tempus Public Foundation.  The OECD HEInnovate country review explored the key achievements of Hungarian Higher Education Institutions and the challenges they face. The review used the HEInnovate framework, and in the case of Hungary, focused on the following three areas: Organisational Capacity, ...

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