The role of universities in educational development in connection with digitalization and entrepreneurship in Hungary

  • Mária Molnár 1
  • 1 International Relations MA student, University of Szeged

Universities can promote the development of entrepreneurial skills and innovation including digital technologies and startup courses. The startups are the drivers of digital development in technological innovation and ICT (OECD 2017). The study attempts to discover that which cooperations are among universities, research institutions and enterprises in Hungary. It is important to examine that what steps have been taken to increase digital and entrepreneurial skills. I made expert interviews, and I carried out a national questionnaire survey involving university students.

62.8 % of students said that there are entrepreneurship courses. In the future 58 students would participate in online entrepreneurship courses. 31.4 % of students consider entrepreneurship education very important (on a scale of 1-10). 32.6 % of the students think that their digital competences are moderate, which would be necessary to launch a startup enterprise.

I felt important to talk with teachers to give a more accurate picture about practical trainings for innovation, digital and entrepreneurial skills at the selected universities. According to the interviews making with teachers, the practical tasks are the important parts of entrepreneurial, startup courses everywhere. Students can work in teams on different project ideas.

Befoglaló szám: 
pp. 138-154