The joint success of UNEC and University of Siegen in the EE-KEY-AZ Project

As a part of the joint project of UNEC and University of Siegen “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: A Key to Job Creation and Employability in Azerbaijan” Professor Dr. Petra Moog was on tv as guest of CBC´s program “Economy of the Day”.

Professor Dr. Petra Moog talked about the events organised and the measures taken within the framework of the four-year project and reported on the innovations resulting from the project.

Springschool at UNEC, Baku

The next spring school on “Entrepreneurship and SMEs: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship”, in the framework of the project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: A Key to Job Creation and Employability in Azerbaijan”, from UNEC and the University of Siegen, took place at UNEC in Baku.

The Springschool took place from 15 to 19 April. The lectures, in which the students of UNEC and the University of Siegen participated, were held by Professor Dr. Petra Moog and Professor Dr. Giuseppe Strina. During the Springschool, the master students exchanged their experiences and knowledge and met with experts and executives from different companies and institutions to inform themselves about the latest trends in the Azerbaijani economy. Factory tours were organized for the students to familiarize themselves with the activities of the national companies of the Azerbaijani economy.

On the 16th of April, a meeting on “SMEs and Entrepreneurship” took place, attended by professors from UNEC, the University of Siegen as well as representatives from business and institutions. The aim of the event was to bring business and university environments together, to expand cooperation between companies and start-ups and to establish networks.

At the end of the Springschool, students from both universities have one month to submit their own business plans.

Radio report: The positive results of the joint project of UNEC and the University of Siegen

As part of the joint project of UNEC and University of Siegen “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: A Key to Job Creation and Employment in Azerbaijan”, Petra Moog and Konrad Meisner from the University of Siegen, were guests of Radio UNEC in the programme “Vizyon+”.

During the program, they talked about the joint events of the UNEC and the University of Siegen, which were organized within the framework of the four-year project, as well as about the developments, which resulted from the project.

Survey about entrepreneurship in aserbaidschan

Survey on attitudes, feelings and knowledge of entrepreneurship and self-employment in Azerbaijan. The aim of the survey is to learn more about entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan. We would like to explore the development and possible requirements for the further development of entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan.

We would be more than happy, if you could support us and if you would take part at the survey

Links to the survey:

Azeri: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/EE-KEY-AZ-AZ/

English: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/EE-KEY-AZ-E/

German: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/EE-KEY-AZ/

 

Autmnschool and Workshop in Siegen

As in the last years, also this year an Autumnschool took place in Siegen as part of the DAAD-funded project “EE-KEY-AZ”. In October 15 students of the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) visited the University of Siegen and were welcomed by 12 German students. The school was held by Prof. Dr. Muslum Ibrahimov, a lecturer from UNEC, and was themed “Founding in the field of agriculture”. Founding companies in this area enjoy great popularity in Azerbaijan and thus the students had the opportunity to deal with the latest innovation technologies in the field of agriculture and to develop their own business ideas on the subject. During Autumnschool, the students worked in international teams on these ideas, sharing their opinions and knowledge.

In addition to the students from Azerbaijan, 5 professors and employees from UNEC came to participate in the Network Meeting of the EE-KEY-AZ project. As part of the workshop, the Azerbaijani delegation as well as the students were briefed about different programs for entrepreneurship education in Siegen. Prof. Dr. Petra Moog spoke about “Sustainable Managing Entrepreneurs”. Another speaker was Mrs. Greber, an employee from the founding office of the University of Siegen, who talked about the topic “Sustainable entrepreneurial thinking and acting”. In the afternoon, Start-up stories were presented to the participants. A highlight was the presentation of the founder Bastian Schäfer, who introduced his own business idea. The presentations were followed by a lively and varied discussion on the subject of entrepreneurship education, which further sensitised the participants.

Besides the content program there were further offers for the participants of the Autumnschool. During the excursions to the city center and old town of Siegen, the upper and lower castle  particularly impressed with their architecture and their historical background. A visit to the nearby city of Cologne was also on the agenda so that the Azerbaijani participants were able to breathe some german metropolitan air. The trip to Cologne ended in a joint dinner in a restaurant. The lively discussions showed that the UNEC students were able to learn a great deal about Germany and german culture in the very short time of their stay.

German professor at Radio UNEC

Within the mutual project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” of the University of Siegen and the UNEC, Professor Petra Moog of the chair of ntrepreneurship and Family Business and Birgit Felden, director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship of, SME and Family Business of the Berlin School of Business and Law, were guests at Radio UNEC.

In the programme “Vizion +”, the German professors expressed their views on the organisation of the spring school and of the teaching process at the UNEC as well as their impressions of Baku.

A recording of the interview is available here.

Transcript handover

As part of the “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” project, a reunion of the master’s degree students who had participated in the previous year’s “Entrepreneurship and SME: Basics of Entrepreneurship” summer school took place.

Professor Petra Moog of the University of Siegen and Sannur Aliyev, the director of the department of international cooperation at the UNEC, praised the knowledge and abilities of the master’s degree students an encouraged them to successfully create their business plans.

The students that had completed the spring school in the previous year received their transcripts.

Factory tour of Azersun-Karton

Factory tour of  Azersun-Karton for the professors and students participating in the spring school “Entrepreneurship and SME: Basics of Entrepreneurship” as part of the “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” project

During the excursion, the delegation of the Azersun Holding invited the guests to look at the production processes and activities of the factory in detail. The German professors and master’s degree students were told about the importance of environmental protection concerning the recycling of cardboard.

At the end of the excursion, Professor Petra Moog made an entry into the company’s visitors’ book.

Note: The mutual project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” of the University of Siegen and the UNEC was the winner of the competition of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2016. The duration of the project four years. The project encompasses events and workshops both in Germany and Azerbaijan that are attended by professors, teachers, junior researchers and students alike. Summer and winter schools as well as numerous seminars take place in both countries. Moreover, an exchange for junior researchers and graduates of the University of Siegen takes place in Azerbaijan, while their Azeri colleagues do research in Germany. Within the project, students receive the opportunity to gain practical experience in various companies in Germany and Azerbaijan.

Representatives of the Azeri economy held lectures at the UNEC within the spring school “Entrepreneurship and SME: Basics of Entrepreneurship”

Azeri businessmen and experts informed the participants of the spring school about innovation within the country’s economy and shared their knowledge and experience with the German and Azeri master’s degree students.

Kanan Agayev, a representative of the BERC Group, held a guest lecture about the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. In his presentation, he talked to the master’s degree students about development policies pertaining to national SME and explained their financing mechanisms. Moreover, the questions of the the master’s degree students were addressed during the event.

Note: The mutual project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” of the University of Siegen and the UNEC was the winner of the competition of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2016. The duration of the project four years. The project encompasses events and workshops both in Germany and Azerbaijan that are attended by professors, teachers, junior researchers and students alike. Summer and winter schools as well as numerous seminars take place in both countries. Moreover, an exchange for junior researchers and graduates of the University of Siegen takes place in Azerbaijan, while their Azeri colleagues do research in Germany. Within the project, students receive the opportunity to gain practical experience in various companies in Germany and Azerbaijan.

Spring school at the UNEC – a photographic report.

The spring school continues as part of the project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan”.

Master’s degree students of the University of Siegen and the UNEC participate in the spring school „Entrepreneurship and SME: Basics of Entrepreneurship”. The spring school is led by Professor Petra Moog of the University of Siegen. Professor Birgit Felden, director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship of, SME and Family Business of the Berlin School of Business and Law, acts as a lecturer.

Note: The mutual project “EE-KEY-AZ Entrepreneurship Education: Key to the Creation of Jobs and Employment in Azerbaijan” of the University of Siegen and the UNEC was the winner of the competition of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2016. The duration of the project four years. The project encompasses events and workshops both in Germany and Azerbaijan that are attended by professors, teachers, junior researchers and students alike. Summer and winter schools as well as numerous seminars take place in both countries. Moreover, an exchange for junior researchers and graduates of the University of Siegen takes place in Azerbaijan, while their Azeri colleagues do research in Germany. Within the project, students receive the opportunity to gain practical experience in various companies in Germany and Azerbaijan.