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Cooney, Thomas M. and Murray, Trudie M. : Entrepreneurship education in the third-level sector in Ireland. Institute of Minority Entrepreneurship, Technolgoical University Dublin , 2008:


Entrepreneurship education is now a key part of the tertiary-level educatin landscape in many countries around the globe. Institutions are creating the type of learning environments that are conducive to encouraging and supporting student enterprise and graduate entrepreneurship. Going byond notions of employability, entrepreneurship capacities enable graduates to create their own futures, exploit the opportunities that emerge in their complex and unpredicatable worlds, and better contribute to economic development and well-being. This report demonstrates that Ireland is no exception. The evidence presented illustrates that there is no shortage of entrepreneurial activity across the island. Institutions are spreading provision outside of the business school and across the campus. Government support is stimulating interest and growth amongst students in science, engineering, technology and the arts.