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A warm welcome is sent out to the two of ACEEU newest team members. ACEEU is very pleased to introduce Evgenia Sukhovii and Nicole Bedoya as additions to the ever-growing team. Evgenia joins the team as an International Project Assistant. With this role, Evgenia does not only support the company in developing its business and marketing strategies but also contribute to ACEEU's European partnership projects. Having an international mindset and being passionate about travelling, learning and creative thinking, Evgenia will ensure that ACEEU’s ongoing innovativeness and professional pros [...]


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ACEEU Winning Four New European Projects!
2021 has been the busiest year for ACEEU and the year is not even over yet. Not only has the company shown significant growth in terms of size, but AC [...]

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ACEEU Chair Thorsten Kliewe speaks at the EDHE LEKGOTLA 2021 conference
ACEEU Chair Professor Thorsten Kliewe was invited by the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE), in collaboration with Universities S [...]

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NEW - Transforming Higher Education: A Webinar Series on Leading Practices in Entrepreneurship and Social Engagement
ACEEU has prepared this webinar series to dive into the current practices on entrepreneurial and socially engaged higher education. The webinars aim t [...]

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ACEEU webinar series has begun!
Last week, on Thursday the 12th of August, ACEEU began its webinar series. The first two webinars were presented by our Chair, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Klie [...]

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ACEEU launches its first global call for applicants | Deadline: October 15, 2021
Since its foundation, ACEEU has worked with more than 25 universities from 13 countries with a focus placed on validating and piloting its accreditati [...]

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ACEEU Wins EIT Funding for its innovative project: RiEcoLab
Collaborating with 7 institutions from 6 different European countries, ACEEU has secured funding from the European Institute of Innovation & Technolog [...]

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ACEEU opens its new Engagement and Entrepreneurship Accreditation for Academic Units!
ACEEU Council has approved the creation of a new level of accreditation, focusing on academic units (including faculties, schools, and departments). O [...]

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ACEEU has relocated to a bigger, greener, and eco-friendlier office!
To accommodate the remarkable growth of the accreditation business and EU-Funded projects, ACEEU has decided to move the office from Mendelstrasse 11, [...]

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University of Malaga receives ACEEU's Entrepreneurial University Accreditation
After a detailed and thorough assessment, the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) has awarded the University of [...]

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Welcoming New Members of ACEEU Team
Welcome Aboard: Flavia, Maria Fernanda, Jackline, Hugo, and Yurii! ACEEU is very pleased to announce that the team is growing and growing. With the [...]

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Meet the Newly Elected Vice-Chairs of ACEEU Council
ACEEU is delighted to introduce the Vice-Chairs of ACEEU Council: - Prof. Irene Sheridan: Head of Cork Institute of Technology, Extended Campus, I [...]

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ACEEU SEED: ACEEU’s Commitment to the Future Generations
As an accreditation body that is passionate about bringing about the most innovative solution and inspiration for change and growth, ACEEU believes th [...]

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Exciting times are ahead: ACEEU is hiring!
Only three months into the year 2021, ACEEU has been busier than ever. Although the world is still at the moment of maximum uncertainty, it does not g [...]

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ACEEU Wins 8 Projects from the Extraordinary Erasmus+ Covid Calls
Without a doubt, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of life worldwide. Not only has the global pandemic created huge medical, economic, and [...]

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New Faces on Board at ACEEU
ACEEU has started 2021 not only with renewed spirits and energy but also with fresh ideas and perspectives as 5 new additional members joined the head [...]

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Looking back at 2020
As yet another year flickers towards its end, ACEEU has many reasons to be satisfied with how it turned out. Without doubt, 2020 has been challenging [...]

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ACEEU publishes an article in ENQA 20th anniversary publication
ACEEU is pleased to announce that its article on future of quality assurance has been published as part of ENQA’s 20th anniversary publication
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ACEEU takes a quality assurance role in a European student mentor project
ACEEU will provide quality assurance oversight for the Mentor My Future program, sponsored under the auspices of the Erasmus+ Programme. University st [...]

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Prof. Kliewe contributes to Innovation Week for Social Transformation in a New World
On November 27, Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU, contributed a keynote talk to the Innovation Week for Social Transformation in a New World, [...]

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ACEEU wins 11 international projects
As the results for Erasmus+ international projects started to roll in, ACEEU has precisely 11 reasons to be pleased with how the situation turned out. [...]

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ACEEU moves to a new office
ACEEU is growing! With the volume of ACEEU projects and initiatives steadily increasing, we are delighted to welcome new additions to the team. As our [...]

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ACEEU Chair debates changes of Covid-19 for Higher Education Institutions
On September 16, ACEEU Chair, Professor Thorsten Kliewe, joined an international debate at the 2020 QS MAPLE Conference in Saudi Arabia. The motion [...]

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ACEEU extends it commitment to promote sustainability in higher education
Through a variety of new projects and activities, ACEEU is growing its engagement in advancing sustainability in higher education. With entrepreneursh [...]

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ACEEU contributes to newly selected Erasmus+ projects
As the results for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and Knowledge Alliance projects rolled in, it has unfolded that ACEEU will be contri [...]

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ACEEU supporting upcoming European University FILMEU
The European Commission unveiled today the next 24 European Universities that have been selected for funding. Amongst the winners is the "European Uni [...]

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Polish universities able to apply for Government funding for ACEEU accreditation
ACEEU has been placed on the list of international accreditation agencies within initiative started by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education [...]

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Registration for the 2020 Latin America Triple E Awards is open now
ACEEU launched the 2020 Latin America Triple E Awards on Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence in Higher Education. Universities and staff member [...]

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ACEEU ceremonies and events postponed
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak ACEEU informs that the following scheduled events will be postponed until further notice:
  • ACEEU A [...]

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ACEEU contributes to European Funding Proposals
For the first time since its existence, ACEEU has followed invitations to participate in several Erasmus+ funding proposals aiming to promote innovati [...]

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ACEEU Chair Thorsten Kliewe speaks at AYE ground-breaking of the World’s First Entrepreneurial Village in Nigeria
ACEEU Chair Professor Thorsten Kliewe was invited by AYE (Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs), the largest entrepreneurship organisation in the world with [...]

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ACEEU Hosts Asia-Pacific Triple E Award Ceremony to Recognize University Path-breaking Leaders and Innovations
Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) marks history for hosting the first Award ceremony – Asia-Pacific Triple [...]

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ACEEU working towards entrepreneurial universities in Colombia
On Thursday, 19th of September 2019, ACEEU Chair Professor Thorsten Kliewe and Dr. Lina Landinez hosted an ACEEU workshop for members of the REUNE Net [...]

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ACEEU contributes to the 7th International Symposium on Entrepreneurship in Universities
ACEEU Chair Professor Thorsten Kliewe visited the cities of Monteria, Cali and Bogota in order to deliver talks on how universities can become more en [...]

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Director of Ibero Strategic Consultants at the University Iberoamericana in Mexico City joins the Council
ACEEU is very pleased to announce that Devin Hauer from University Iberoamericana in Mexico City joins the Council as member. Devin Hauer is the D [...]

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More than 400 delegates from 55+ countries celebrate the latest four ACEEU-accredited institutions
More than 400 participants from 55+ countries attended this year’s ACEEU Accreditation Award Ceremony that was held in Helsinki, Finland as part of [...]

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ACEEU members meeting held in Finland
This year’s UIIN conference featured a meeting of ACEEU member organisations, including both accredited and applicant institutions. Chaired by ACEEU [...]

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Council members meet in Helsinki to discuss the future of ACEEU
At the 2019 UIIN Annual Conference, ten ACEEU Council members representing nine different countries met to discuss the progress and future challenges [...]

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European ACEEU Seminar attracted more than 40 participants from 20+ countries
Using the ACEEU Toolkit as the framework, more than 40 participants explored the concept of th [...]

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Head of the CIT Extended Campus in Ireland joins ACEEU as Council Member
ACEEU is very pleased to announce that Professor Irene Sheridan from CIT joins the Council as member. Professor Irene Sheridan is Head of the CIT [...]

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Workshop participants design their 'Dream University'
At this week’s 30 year anniversary event of the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, participants from Poland, India, Malaysia and Finland joined an [...]

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ACEEU contributes to shaping the future of entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan
Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU, followed an invitation of Almaty Management University to deliver a keynote and a workshop at this week’s [...]

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ACEEU Seminars in Kazakhstan, Poland and Finland announced
The next ACEEU seminars and workshops will be hosted in Kazakhstan, Poland and Finland. The seminars and workshops aim to share insights into entrepre [...]

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ACEEU and EAN University showcasing EAN's Entrepreneurial University approach in international webinar
Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU, and Professor Paula Echeverry Pérez, EAN University, will facilitate the 13th RIESAL Webinar entitled "Bec [...]

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New languages added to ACEEU Toolkit
Following feedback gathered at workshops that have been implemented around the world over the past months, the ACEEU team has engaged with its partner [...]

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The First European Engaged University - Chalmers University of Technology is awarded ACEEU Accreditation
The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) has awarded Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, with Engaged Uni [...]

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ACEEU chair congratulates 1900 students at the 2019 convocation of the first accredited entrepreneurial university in Asia, MSU
Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU, provided some words of acknowledgement to more than 1900 students at the 24th convocation of Management and [...]

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ACEEU Americas Seminar attended by more than 40 participants from 10+ countries
More than 40 participants from 10+ countries attended the ACEEU Americas Seminar on the 15th of February in Puebla, Mexico. At the seminar, Professor [...]

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ACEEU workshop in Sydney explored tools to develop more entrepreneurial and engaged universities
At ACEEU's Entrepreneurial and Engaged University Development workshop, hosted on the 12th of February in Sydney, Australia, 21 international higher e [...]

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ACEEU council member Brian Darmody appointed CEO of AURP
ACEEU is happy to share that its council member Brian Darmody has been elected as the CEO of Association of University Research Parks - AURP. Founded [...]

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ACEEU Chair visits EAN University for formal ceremony of the accreditation
Reaching milestones deserves celebration. On February 5, 2019 ACEEU Chair Professor Thorsten Kliewe visited EAN University to personally congratulate [...]

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MSU is the first university in Asia recognised as an Entrepreneurial University by ACEEU
ACEEU is delighted to pronounce Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia as the first Entrepreneurial University in Asia, having successfully [...]

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ACEEU shares insights into entrepreneurial and engaged university transformation in Doha, Qatar
More than 40 participants used the opportunity on January 17, 2019 to learn more about entrepreneurial and engaged university transformation. Next to [...]

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ACEEU seminars in Doha, Sydney, Puebla and Helsinki announced
In 2019, ACEEU will continue hosting seminars and workshops that aim to share insights into entrepreneurial and engaged university transformation, to [...]

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Successful Third University Mission Conference in partnership with ACEEU
The Third University Mission International Conference (https://www.third-mission.org/), organised in partnership with ACEEU, has been hosted from Nov [...]

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ACEEU launches toolkit to develop the entrepreneurial profile of higher education institutions
ACEEU is happy to announce the launch of the Entrepreneurial University Toolkit. The Toolkit contains five instruments that help university representa [...]

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ACEEU trains Latin American higher education professionals
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU, contributed a module on "Entrepreneurial Universities" to the RIESAL online course offered to Latin America [...]

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ACEEU partners with the Russian Rectors Conference on conference on the third mission of universities
ACEEU joins the Russian Rectors Conference and IREG as associate partner in hosting the "International Third Mission Conference", to be held from Nov [...]

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ACEEU awards EAN University its Entrepreneurial University accreditation
EAN University, Colombia, has been awarded Entrepreneurial University Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Unive [...]

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ACEEU council member Maciej Markowski elected as chair of ECA
ACEEU is happy to share that its council member Maciej Markowski has been elected as Chair of the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA). Founded [...]

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ACEEU validates newly developed toolkit in UIIN conference, London
In two workshops, hosted in London during the 2018 University Industry Interaction Conference, more than 30 participants were able to explore the firs [...]

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Former UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Industry and Community Partnerships joins ACEEU as Council Member
ACEEU is very pleased to announce that Prof Dr. Saran Kaur Gill joins the Council as member. Prof Dr. Saran Kaur Gill is the first Malaysian Punjab [...]

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ACEEU contributes to the debate on rankings and accreditations
ACEEU was invited to contribute to the IREG-9 Conference on "Ranking and Accreditation - two roads to the same goal" held in Hasselt, Belgium on 22-25 [...]

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ACEEU finished European Commission JRC project on the evaluation of the technology transfer capacity and entrepreneurial profile of Romanian universities
ACEEU has provided an evaluation of six Romanian universities and highlighted next steps to advance their technology transfer performance and entrepre [...]

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Former Aalto University President joins ACEEU as Council Member
ACEEU is very pleased to announce that Dr. Tuula Teeri joins the Council as member. Dr. Tuula Teeri is the President of the Royal Swedish Academy [...]

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Director of University of Auckland Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship joins ACEEU as Council Member
ACEEU is very pleased to announce that Wendy Kerr joins the Council as member. Wendy Kerr is Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurs [...]

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ACEEU Chair Professor Kliewe highlights key aspects of entrepreneurial and engaged university development at Riga conference
On 23 January 2018, Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU shared insights into the key aspects that universities need to address in order to devel [...]

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ACEEU joins ENQA as affiliate member
With its aim to contribute to the quality enhancement of higher education institutions, ACEEU has joined the European Association for Quality Assuranc [...]

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ACEEU chosen by European Commission's Joint Research Centre to support Romanian universities in developing their technology transfer capacity and entrepreneurial profile
ACEEU chair Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kliewe collaborates with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) to advance the third mission of universi [...]

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ACEEU accepted as Full Member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
We are pleased to announce that ACEEU has been accepted as a Full Member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Educati [...]

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Accreditation Council Awards First Accreditations for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities
Dublin, Ireland June 9, 2017 – The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) awarded its first accreditations to Th [...]

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Professor Noel Linsay shares his experience with ACEEU accreditation
During the 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference in Dublin, Professor Noel Linsay, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Entrepreneurship at The University of [...]

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Adelaide accreditation seminar review
On February 15, 2017 ACEEU's first accreditation seminar took place in Adelaide, Australia, with more than 30 participants from 10+ countries attendin [...]

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Call for 2017 applications published
As of today, higher education institutions around the world can apply for entering ACEEU accreditation in June 2017, following the pilot institutions [...]

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First issue of Insight, ACEEU's magazine, published
Today the first issue of INSIGHT, ACEEU’s periodical magazine, has been published. The magazine is targeting university leaders and managers as well [...]

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ACEEU seminars in Adelaide, Dublin, and Santiago announced
Given the high interest in ACEEU accreditation around the world, three seminars will be held within the next six months to inform interested instituti [...]

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Simon Fraser University and University of Porto join the pilot phase
Today, ACEEU Chair Thorsten Kliewe announced that Simon Fraser University (Canada) and the University of Porto (Portugal) will enter the ACEEU pilot p [...]

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ACEEU’s new social media presence
In order to further promote ACEEU, its activities, accredited institutions as well as the topic of entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education [...]

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First official version of ACEEU's accreditation documents published
The first version (v.1.0) of ACEEU’s central accreditation documents has been published today. The documents specify the accreditation process, the [...]

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12 institutions selected for ACEEU’s the pilot phase
Following a “Call for Pilot Institutions” and an extensive review process, ACEEU has published the selected 12 pilot institutions that will be the [...]

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Call for pilot institutions published
Interested in becoming one of the world’s first accredited Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities? Then register now your interest to beco [...]

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ACEEU website launched
Having laid out the foundational work for ACEEU’s accreditations, ACEEU today launched its website www.aceeu.org to provide interested institutions [...]