Society supports social entrepreneurship to become embedded in the curricula and ethos of higher education institutions thus, promoting strategic research and collaboration opportunities as well as innovative schools programmes.

Our programmes and research initiatives:

Social enterprise in a global context

Set against a context of global growth in higher education, this research seeks to understand and enhance the role of international cooperation between higher education institutions and social enterprises. The study has examined the engagement between higher education institutions and social enterprise in 12 countries and territories in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. 

The research responds to the worldwide growth in higher education and social enterprise, mapping and exploring existing partnerships between HEIs and SE; the benefits of existing cooperation; and the impact of such cooperation on a range of stakeholder groups, such as students, social entrepreneurs, and funders. In addition, the study also reviews the approaches used by HEIs to deliver social enterprise skills to students.

Social enterprise and higher education in South Africa

This study examines the benefits and challenges of partnerships between higher education institutions and social enterprises in South Africa. 

It is one of 12 country - and territory - level studies that informed Social enterprise in a global context: the role of higher education institutions, our global report (cited above) on the engagement between higher education and social enterprise.

To view the 11 other country and territory studies, click here.