Format Panel session
Duration One hour
Book your place Email or book at registration desk on Tuesday 30 June from 8.00 a.m.

This session will present the results of British Council’s mapping study of social innovation and social Entrepereneurship in HEIs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam and discuss learnings from the British Council’s Building Research Innovation for Community Knowledge and Sustainability (BRICKS) initiative in Hong Kong.

Speakers from Ministries of Higher Education, higher education institutions (HEIs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from UK and East Asia countries involved in the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education landscape will be asked to respond to the findings from the study and key learnings from BRICKS, particularly on policy recommendations to help foster social innovation and social Entrepereneurship research and teaching in higher education sector.

Session objectives

Specifically, the session aims to:

  1. Identify what governments and universities can do to create an environment where social innovation and social Entrepereneurship can thrive in higher education sector. What are the success indicators?
  2. Identify how governments and universities can partner CSOs and NGOs to engage students and communities to generate innovative solutions to address sustainable development goals?
  3. Explore if there is value for a UK-EA consortia approach (governments, universities, CSOs/NGOs) to foster social innovation and social Entrepereneurship in higher education.

Target audience

Ministry, university and other education institutions representatives/practitioners in East Asia and the UK.