Time: May 24, 2022 09:00 -11:00 AM CET

Please join us virtually: https://zoom.us/j/95598507781

We take the publication „Social Innovation in Higher Education – Landscape, Practices, and Future Opportunities” edited by Paunescu, Lepik and Spencer as an opportunity to discuss  how higher education institutions (HEIs) can respond to societal challenges, support positive social change and influence the international public discourse on social innovation. 

We will discuss  how does the present higher education system, in different countries, promote social innovation and create social change and impact. In answering this question, factors driving success as well as obstacles are identified. Some suggestions  are offered about how the present system can be improved both based on existing data and international literature on social innovation in higher education. The book is available here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-84044-0

Program

09:00-09.10     Introduction to the webinar, Dr. Katri-Liis Lepik

09:10-09:30     Plenary discussion, Prof. Carmen Paunescu, Dr. Nick Spencer, Dr. Katri-Liis Lepik

09:30-10:40    Break out rooms:

  1. How are universities influencing the dynamics between creativity and compromise in social innovation settings?
  2. How can universities set their social innovation priorities taking into consideration their existing managerial, financial and social structure?
  3. How to measure performance of education for social innovation in HEIs?

10:40-10:55     Conclusions from the discussions in the break out rooms

10:55-11:00     Closing of the webinar, Katri-Liis Lepik