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Entrepreneurship Approach to Higher Education Policy Aspects

Entrepreneurship Approach to Higher Education Policy Aspects
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Author(s): Mukund Deshpande (University of Pune, India)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 40
Source title: Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Neeta Baporikar (Ministry of Higher Education, Oman)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6198-1.ch008

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Abstract

To disseminate higher education and provide new alternatives to traditional models, an entrepreneurial approach to university education is desirable. Researchers have pleaded that learning and teaching in higher education over the last two decades has provided a variety of concepts, methods, and findings that are of both theoretical interest and practical relevance. Stimulating innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a key to economic and societal challenge to which universities and colleges have much to contribute. The intent of this chapter is to educate the institutions, students, learners, and the public in general about the path to higher education that is intended in today's globalization scenario to meet with diverse needs of profession, business, and government. In short, the chapter highlights and elaborates the grouping of policies used to achieve higher education leading to elevated standard in the society. This chapter provides material to institutions, universities, and researchers to understand better the growing importance of the MENA region in today's global economy that would facilitate acquiring knowledge for developing the relatively understudied MENA region. This province is looking for prospects in developing higher education owing to its budding significance in the world economy. In particular, the chapter explores how global higher education and technological advancements are influencing the progress and prosperity of this region.

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