We’re always looking for the right people to help us reach our goals.”

For general interest, contact Centre Director Øystein Widding, oystein.widding@ntnu.no

Who are we?

Engage – Centre for Engaged Education through Entrepreneurship has been a Center of Excellence in Education since 2017. The Norwegian Centres for Excellence in Education (SFU) is a national initiative to recognize and stimulate excellence in Norwegian higher education. The initiative was established in 2010 and is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research.

We work to increase the number of students in Norway and around the world with entrepre­neurial skills and the mindset to become change agents for the better.

Engage seeks to “Develop higher education to increase the number of students in Norway and around the world with entrepreneurial skills and mindset to become change agents and innovate for the better”. Our intention is to enhance the likelihood that students will identify and capture the right opportunity at the right time for the right reason, even in uncertain and unpredictable conditions. This requires an educational approach that goes beyond understanding and verbalising, it requires using, applying, and acting – it requires practice. But what sort of practice, and how can we introduce that into our educational activities?

As educators, we each have our own settings for teaching, we teach differently, and we have student groups with different needs and prior knowledge. In other words, educational activities are not necessarily directly transferrable between different educators, so we should constantly work to develop our own ways of teaching. When we at Engage work to develop our educational activities, we try to let our students learn through five elements:

Engage’s Educational Framework

  • Act – Engage with doing
  • Interact – Engage with others, partners or stakeholders
  • Challenge – Engage with the world outside the university
  • Embrace – Engage with and handle uncertainty
  • Reflect – Engage with internalising knowledge and skills

Watch our video on the Educational Framework:

Eager to know more?

Contact Centre Director of Engage, Øystein Widding, oystein.widding@ntnu.no