Should entrepreneurship be taught to all university students?

Håkan Mitts/Aalto Entrepreneurial education

In many universities, the focus of entrepreneurial activities has been on creating startups based on university research or educating students with an interest in entrepreneurship. As entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking have been identified as key elements of the future success of our students, it has become important to discuss how more students can be brought into contact with entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.

The Cluster Entrepreneurship Education Symposium was in November 2017 at the Aalto University, in conjunction with the Slush entrepreneurial conference. Perhaps the most interesting part of the symposium was the panel discussion on entrepreneurial education. Educators from leading universities debated to whom and how entrepreneurial education should be targeted in the future.

The panel participants were: Thomas Hellmann, Oxford University, Humera Fasihuddin, Stanford University, Ken Singer, UC Berkeley, Paul Savage ja Kalle Airo, Aalto University. The facilitator was Olli Vuola, Aalto University.