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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsExploring Entrepreneurship

Course information

Target group

This summer school is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship research for both, future research career and informing their practice with deeper understanding of the process of entrepreneurship for practice. Students of all educational programmes and levels are welcome to join this summer school.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


The summer school programme will start on 19 August and end on 25 August with cultural programme on 26 August.
The programme combines a pre-school group assignment (group/individual poster), pre-school reading of selected articles, on-site lectures and interactive sessions, group presentations, field visits and, of course, interesting social events.

The school starts on Sunday 19 August with a Welcome reception. We, therefore, recommend to arrive Saturday to find your way around, get into the dorm and be on time to meet other school participants at 8pm.

Monday: city visit to Deventer, including visit to the Gasfabriek and opening of the official learning week at 9am with a few keynotes from the host university, first lectures, pre-school reading test and at the end of the day join the party of Curious-U of UTwente.

Tuesday to Friday: lectures, keynotes, workshops, and visits.

Saturday : final presentations by the groups, end with a gala dinner.

Sunday: (optional) cultural programme: a visit to Amsterdam or Munster, and departure day.

Learning outcomes

After this course you are able to:

  • Critically assess core theories in entrepreneurship
  • Select methodologies fitting research questions
  • Understand the importance of context in entrepreneurship
  • Formulate and defend own views on acute problems of entrepreneurship based on research and practice

Homework: about 30 hours
On site: about 40 hours

Last modified:02 October 2018 1.07 p.m.