To respond to the social and economic needs of society and societal challenges, Higher education institutions must adapt and improve their trainings and curricula, as youth employment is a major concern. The EU has identified fostering of youth entrepreneurship as a tool to combat youth unemployment and social exclusion as well as stimulating innovation among young people.
UNIVERSEH has the ambition to become an entrepreneurial and innovative European university and promote entrepreneurship through education and business start-up support.
UNIVERSEH trains students from having innovative and creative minds, entrepreneurial skills, and knowledge to the creation of their own businesses. Current courses, programs and initiatives and lessons learned to design and from external stakeholders set the base for a high-quality entrepreneurial curriculum. This shared, newly developed common curriculum will provide all students with multiple formal and informal learning opportunities and experiences to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial mind-sets and business skills, with an optional specialisation in the space field.
Further and following the recommendations of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, promoting work-based learning such as apprenticeships and internships needs to be a priority for higher education institutions. The newly installed mentoring program is a key feature of UNIVERSEH to facilitate student employment and prompt employers to integrate young graduates in Space and New Space economic activities.