Mar 20, 2016
20 German Bachelor’s students of engineering and technical sciences have just returned from Louisiana State University, where they completed their intense 3-week Fulbright program “Leaders in Entrepreneurship”. Through its thematic focus on entrepreneurship, the program closes a gap in the German higher education system, which often exclusively links entrepreneurial approaches with business studies and leaves out the important component of technical and entrepreneurial innovation.
The seminar had three main components: classes and lab visits at LSU’s College of Engineering, with ample opportunity for exchange with advanced US students of engineering; a one-week introduction to entrepreneurship, with excursions and guest talks by local entrepreneurs; and excursions to local engineering facilities in various industries (oil, gas, chemistry, shipbuilding, aeronautics).
While the program will be officially evaluated at a follow-up meeting in June, participants already expressed their excitement for an article that can be accessed on the LSU website
Funding for “Leaders in Entrepreneurship” is made available by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The program will be continued next year, and the call for applications will be published on our website.