The Involvement of Universities in Social Enterprise: The Fu Jen Experience. Yaonan Lin, Associate Professor College of Management Fu Jen Catholic University [email protected] Content. Background of social enterprise context in Fu Jen Catholic University
Background of social enterprise context in Fu Jen Catholic University
Introducing the Taiwan Social Enterprise Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society (SEIE) and the Social Enterprise Research Center (SERC)
Selected SEIE and SERC Activities and Events
Recent developments and future plans
A comprehensive catholic university.
Current student enrollment is more than 26,000.
11 colleges, 48 departments, offering 47 master's programs, 22 in-service master's programs, 11 Ph.D. programs
More than 120 sister schools worldwide.
Provide students a diversified, holistic,
and international learning environment.
Increasing social polarization toward an “M-shaped society”
Stagnant income level
High unemployment rate
High living cost
Shrinking donations to NPOs
Social Enterprise to Rescue!
(Source: Social Enterprise UK)
An increasing number of participants of the SEIE and SERC.
Integration with service learning activities.
Offering new courses on social enterprise and social innovations.
Establishing a new master program of social enterprise management (admission and enrollment will start from fall, 2013. The first program directly related to social enterprise in Taiwan).
Fu Jen student reported by local newspaper in Indonesia
HR training and development for social enterprise.
A philanthropic store on campus. (公益商店)
Systemic coaching and consulting for social enterprise.
More collaborations with the government, other universities, businesses, and NPOs to build the social enterprise network in Taiwan.
To promote the social participation of businesses.
To plan for a small financing system for social enterprise.
To establish a corporate social performance and evaluation system.
University could be the enabler of
And we believe that
we can do more
The Taiwan Social Enterprise Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society (SEIE)
The Social Enterprise Research Center (SERC)