The University of Leeds has been chosen as the first UK university to host the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) Entrepreneurship Education Research Conference in 2016.
Hosted by the Enterprise Centre, the Enterprise Education Group for Impact and Research and Leeds University Business School, the conference will attract researchers, educators and policy makers from around the world. The event will offer an exclusive and engaging opportunity for participants to debate and exchange their experiences of the major challenges and advances in enterprise education. Pursuing the conference theme of ‘Being Enterprising - Entrepreneurship, Education and Engagement’, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions through a unique and innovative format, with an award for the best question posed.
Themes will include:
- pedagogical models and theories for entrepreneurship education; psychological theories in entrepreneurship education;
- web and computer supported learning applications;
- entrepreneurship education evaluation;
- learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education;
- entrepreneurship education evaluation, and; entrepreneurial “classrooms"
President of ECSB, Professor Luca Iandoli said; "The board of ECSB were very impressed by the application from the University of Leeds, and their ambition to provide world-class inter-disciplinary research, teaching and enterprise support across the University. We are looking forward to an exciting and engaging international research meeting in Leeds"
Professor Nigel Lockett, Director of the Enterprise Centre, said “This exciting announcement provides an opportunity to debate cutting-edge pedagogies, theory and practice in enterprise education in Leeds, at a crucial time for European and British economies”
Previous hosts of 3EC included Aarhus University, Denmark (2013) and University of Turku, Finland (2014).