Entrepreneurship and Innovation
In Denmark we focus on development, growth and innovation. At UC Lillebaelt, we do, too.
It is necessary for private and public institutions to think in new ways, get new ideas, and learn how these ideas can be transformed into activities of added value.
University College Lillebælt (UCL) shares this mindset. Our educational programmes deal with development and innovation, and in these years also with a strengthened focus on entrepreneurship.
The point of departure is always the individual programme’s focus on a specific profession, but all UCL educational programmes share a desire for their future professional bachelors to become active agents in the further development of Denmark’s welfare society.
In UCL, we are much occupied with welfare technology in connection with innovation. How can robots become of greater assistance to the pedagogue in the future? Or how will digital means increasingly become part of the teacher’s tools in the primary and lower secondary school? Occupational therapists ask, if it is ethically acceptable to use the robot seal ‘Paro’ for elderly Danish people with dementia? And is it a good idea to let mentally handicapped people use sex-robots instead of prostitutes?
What does this mean?
It means that we are testing new ways of learning and continuously working to renew our educational programmes.
We mix students from different educational programmes, thereby allowing for the professions to challenge each other, and collaborate in the search of new responses to today’s challenges. We cooperate across educational programmes within UCL, and we also have working relationships with a number of external partners.
UCL has partnerships and alliances with collaborators within both public and private sector in Denmark. Leading to win-win situations for all those involved, these partnerships are based on the realisation that creating a positive societal development is an extremely complex tasks, which cannot be advanced by only one party. In the partnerships, students meet citizens, professionals and for example producers of aiding devices for teaching or care giving.
This results in a hands-on learning experience for students, who are given an opportunity to test their professional knowledge. As students actively take part in the innovative development of their future profession, they come to comprehend the meaningfulness of participating in this process.
Innovation and creativity define entrepreneurship. At UCL, entrepreneurship always takes its starting point and revolves around the individual educational programme’s own professional knowledge. UCL educates entrepreneurial bachelors, who will not only become job-takes, but also to a great extent job-makers in the future.
Within UCL’s welfare educational programmes, it is about being able to see the commercial gains of transforming knowledge and professionalism, being able to think and act in the welfare development of the chosen profession, and finally it is about social entrepreneurship.
Welcome to an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial study environment at UCL.