Ashoka Switzerland & HEG Fribourg: a long-standing partnership

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Since 2013, we have partnered up with the Haute Ecole de Gestion de Fribourg with the aim of fostering a more entrepreneurial world, in which social innovation is embedded. 

During these years, we have engaged in joint initiatives to co-develop a learning journey for students that aim to give them the tools to be able to take initiatives first hand and promote change locally. Some examples that stand out are:

 

  • Ashoka has brought its expertise in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Purpose to the students of the university and took active part in their educational path. In return, several students took part in the Ashoka Social Impact program and have taken part, as part of their formation, in co-creation projects between private and public sector actors.

 

  • Key members of the Ashoka international network have been partering closely with the Univeristy. Some on specific pedagogy alignmer and others have been invited to strategic meetings at the university. For instance, at the event celebrating one of our joint projects, Jimmy Wales, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Wikipedia, was featured as key speaker.

 

  • Ashoka and HEG Fribourg have carried joint research projects, among which the Case Series on Social & Business Co-Creation displayed below.

 

We are now continuing this trusted partnership and developing other projects in order to prepare the next generation of responsible and visionary leaders.