from TUM-International

Empowering Entrepreneurial Higher Education: TUM International GmbH’s Impact in the Accelerate Future HEI Project.

In the dyna­mic land­scape of hig­her edu­ca­ti­on, col­la­bo­ra­ti­on and inno­va­ti­on are essen­ti­al for pro­gress. TUM Inter­na­tio­nal GmbH (TUMint) is proud to be one of the three acce­le­ra­ti­on part­ners in the Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI pro­ject, a ground­brea­king initia­ti­ve fun­ded by the Euro­pean Uni­on and spear­hea­ded by the Uni­ver­si­ty Indus­try Inno­va­ti­on Net­work (UIIN).

As we reflect on our jour­ney within the con­sor­ti­um, we are eager to share our enthu­si­asm and app­re­cia­ti­on for being a part of this trans­for­ma­ti­ve pro­ject.

Dr. Geor­ge­ta Auk­tor

The Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI pro­ject is a dyna­mic initia­ti­ve that aims to pro­pel Hig­her Edu­ca­ti­on Insti­tu­ti­ons (HEIs) into the future by fos­te­ring inno­va­ti­on, col­la­bo­ra­ti­on, and entre­pre­neur­ship. This EU-fun­ded pro­ject, under the lea­der­ship of UIIN, brings tog­e­ther a diver­se con­sor­ti­um of insti­tu­ti­ons com­mit­ted to sha­ping the future of hig­her edu­ca­ti­on.

As an inte­gral part of the con­sor­ti­um, TUMint has actively con­tri­bu­ted to the project’s goals. We reco­g­ni­se that fos­te­ring an entre­pre­neu­ri­al mind­set is cru­cial for navi­ga­ting the rapidly chan­ging land­scape of hig­her edu­ca­ti­on. Our com­mit­ment to entre­pre­neur­ship and inno­va­ti­on ali­gns seam­less­ly with the objec­ti­ves of the Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI initia­ti­ve. We all belie­ve in the importance of entre­pre­neur­ship and the cul­ti­va­ti­on of an entre­pre­neu­ri­al mind­set in the hig­her edu­ca­ti­on envi­ron­ment.

Kath­rin Albrecht

In the con­text of the Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI pro­ject, TUMint is respon­si­ble for the moni­to­ring and eva­lua­ti­on work packa­ge. A com­pre­hen­si­ve M&E tool with respec­ti­ve gui­de­lines was deve­lo­ped and shared with the imple­men­ta­ti­on part­ners within a joint work­shop. As the first pro­ject year is coming to an end and we look ahead to the next pha­ses of the Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI initia­ti­ve, TUMint is very exci­ted to start working with the part­ners on using and imple­men­ting the M&E tool and moni­to­ring their pro­gress. We are com­mit­ted to gui­ding the con­sor­ti­um part­ners through their jour­ney of fos­te­ring entre­pre­neur­ship and moni­to­ring and eva­lua­ting the pro­gress of their insti­tu­ti­ons.

The long-term goal is to not only enhan­ce their abili­ty to adapt to chan­ge but also inspi­re a cul­tu­re of inno­va­ti­on and resi­li­ence within the insti­tu­ti­ons.

As we start 2024, we are hono­u­red to be an acti­ve par­ti­ci­pant in the Acce­le­ra­te Future HEI pro­ject. And we start the year with a bang: We will host the second two-day in-per­son part­ner mee­ting in Munich 31st Janu­ary 2024!