New Study from British Council
A new study, Social Enterprise in a Global Context: the role of Higher Education Institutions, is the first major international study to examine how universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world are collaborating and engaging with social enterprises. Conducted by Plymouth University for the British Council, the study covers over 200 higher education institutions (HEIs) across 12 countries spanning four continents.
The study found that 75% of the institutions surveyed are actively involved with at least one social enterprise and over half of these are also engaged in an international social enterprise partnership. It discovered that only 2% of HEIs had not previously worked with a social enterprise.
The study also found that such engagement allows HEIs to provide students with experiential learning opportunities and entrepreneurship skills that enhance their employability, and it can support academic staff to develop enterprise solutions arising from their academic research and translate the latter into tangible social impact. And it can generate reputational benefit and income for HEIs.
here to learn more about and the study, and download the full report here.