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Entrepreneurship team secures £45k for international social innovation research project

4 December 2017

Dr Ainurul Rosli and Dr Jane Chang, and PPE Project Coordinator, Fezzan Ahmed

The Professional Practice in Entrepreneurship (PPE) team has secured a £45,200 British Council grant for its international social innovation research project.

The grant will fund an international collaboration between universities and industry supporting social enterprise. Working with the Universiti of Malaysia Sabah the project aims to improve the resilience of social enterprises in Malaysia through team entrepreneurial learning.

The project, led by Westminster Business School Senior Lecturers Dr Ainurul Rosli and Dr Jane Chang, and PPE Project Coordinator, Fezzan Ahmed, will seek to address the challenges stifling social innovation by encouraging new configurations of people, ideas and approaches to support and enable social innovation.

The team will identify synergies, potential research projects and collaborations to further the emerging network of research and innovation links in Malaysia with early career researchers.

Talking about securing the grant, Dr. Ainurul Rosli said: “We are connecting industry experts and academics, especially early career researchers, between the two countries to initiate collaborative research that makes a real impact in solving the most pressing social and development challenges.”

The project will begin in the first quarter of 2018 and will culminate in a five-day research workshop in June in the State of Sabah, Malaysia, which will involve 40 participants from across the UK and Malaysia to develop their capabilities to undertake solution-driven transdisciplinary research for entrepreneurial socially innovative activities.

About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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