2. Background for Entrepreneurship Education
2.1. The Definition of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education
2.2. The Context for Entrepreneurship Education
3. Evolution of Entrepreneurship Education in China
3.1. The First Milestone: 1997
3.2. The Second Milestone: 2002
3.3. The Third Milestone: 2005
3.4. The Fourth Milestone: 2008
4. Case Studies
4.1. Entrepreneurship Education in Tsinghua University
4.2. Entrepreneurship Education in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
4.3. Entrepreneurship Education in Renmin University of China
5. A Survey of Students in China’s Entrepreneurship Education
6. A Comparison of Chinese and American Entrepreneurship Education
6.2. As a Field of Study
6.3. Entrepreneurship within the University
6.8. Evaluation and Rankings
7. Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Development
- Apply a broader definition of entrepreneurship so that higher education institutions will no longer equate engagement in entrepreneurship only with business ventures and offer incentives to expand the entrepreneurial spirit across the institution.
- Launch a national strategy to call for the active involvement of all of the stakeholders including both public and private sectors.
- Develop a policy framework to mainstream entrepreneurship into higher education.
- Provide sustained funding and support for entrepreneurship education activities.
- Integrate entrepreneurship-related programs and activities in the established curriculum across different subjects so that it may add value to all degree courses.
- Develop strong partnerships among higher education institutions, businesses, and other community organizations so that business leaders can serve as adjunct professors, mentors, coaches, and speakers, and involve students directly in enterprise projects.
- Provide intensive training to teachers in entrepreneurship programs, and increase funding to support teacher training, curriculum development, and professional development.
- Provide incentives for faculty members to conduct research in entrepreneurship education.
- Encourage students, graduates and researchers with commercially viable business ideas to develop them into enterprises, and provide an effective support infrastructure within the institution such as incubators, financing, mentorship, etc.
- Evaluate the effects of entrepreneurship education and prove its legitimacy on campus.
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