Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Hungary

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This report presents evidence-based analysis of current strategies and practices in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Hungary towards a value-creating use of knowledge resources for innovation and entrepreneurship. The analysis and recommendations are highly relevant for policy makers and HEI leaders in other countries. Increased attention to innovation and entrepreneurship both from public policy actors and HEI leadership has triggered an incremental change process in the organisational culture of HEIs and a new approach to education and research for students and staff. HEInnovate is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the OECD to promote the innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution across Europe and beyond (www.heinnovate.eu).



Enhancing knowledge exchange and collaboration in Hungarian higher education institutions

This chapter expands on the findings presented in related to knowledge exchange and collaboration. It provides an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities and suggests that higher education institutions (HEIs) should not shy away from becoming “pioneers” in the sense that they actively promote and reward entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission by aligning strategy with operational day-to-day practice. Students, researchers, administrative staff, academics and the HEI leadership, as well as the general public, lend increasing support to the HEI’s role in enhancing knowledge exchange with a general trend towards the Knowledge Society. The chapter explores current strategies and practices to organise knowledge exchange across the HEI and provides learning models on effective support structures.


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