Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Italy
by OECD Skills Studies
Universities’ entrepreneurship and innovative practices are burgeoning all over Italy. Some of these practices resonate at the international level while others have a local impact. Italian higher education faces some important challenges and actions need to be taken to unleash its full potential.
Promoting the entrepreneurial and innovation agenda can help Italy improve the overall performance of the higher education system, and of individual universities, in all regions. The government has started providing a strategic support to engagement, which could catalyse Italy’s innovation capacity, human capital endowment, and well-being.
This review illustrates policy actions promoting the entrepreneurial and innovative activities in the Italian Higher Education System, and focuses on 11 case study universities. It discusses strategies and practices adopted by Italian higher education institutions to innovate, engage, and generate value for the society and the economy.
This review is part of a series of national reports implementing the HEinnovate framework. HEinnovate is a guiding framework that the OECD and the European Commission have developed to promote the “entrepreneurial and innovation agenda” in higher education.
Index of Content
CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ITALY
Key actors and elements of the Italian higher education system
Funding policies in Italian higher education
Monitoring quality and performance
Policy actions promoting value creation and entrepreneurship
CHAPTER 2. APPLYING THE HEINNOVATE FRAMEWORK TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN ITALY
The HEInnovate guiding framework
The HEInnovate dimensions in the Italian context
CHAPTER 3. KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION IN ITALY
Knowledge exchange: An introduction
Knowledge exchange in the Italian context
Strengths in the Italian university system
Weaknesses in the Italian HEI system
Conclusions and recommendations
CHAPTER 4. INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN ITALY
The Italian case
OECD/EU (2019), Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Italy, OECD Skills Studies, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/43e88f48-en.
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