SUSI on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at UTC
The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe, sponsored by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by FHI 360, is an intensive academic program for undergraduate students from Europe. Institutes, which are hosted by universities across the U.S., focus on a theme and its expression in contemporary American life as shaped by historical and current political, social, and economic issues. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been selected to host the Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Institute.
Pre-departure material: coming soon
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will provide a launching pad for the next generation of entrepreneurial ideas that change minds, influence processes, positively change the world through the exploration of economic development and entrepreneurship, across the economic, cultural and geographic landscapes. The Institute will expose participants virtually then in person to current themes in studies of economic development and entrepreneurship including leadership in community development. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: local grassroots activism and civic initiatives, market-oriented approaches, and federal government policies and regulation. The Institute will explore economic development and entrepreneurship in the context of a globalized society, and draw comparisons between the United States and the participants’ home countries. The Institute will also provide opportunities for participants to engage virtually and then in person with policy makers, individuals in technical positions, community representatives, indigenous leaders, and other key actors committed to the promotion and management of social entrepreneurship. Participants will also have the opportunity, following the completion of the program, to participate in a virtual conference and then the following year join us for in person programming at UTC.
The countries represented include: Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine.
Program Dates: Monday, June 28th, 2021 to Friday, July 16th, 2021
- (coming soon) Program Calendar
- (coming soon) Program Handbook
- (coming soon) Press release
Virtual Summer 2021 Program Information
- Week 1: Entrepreneurship and Community
- Week 2: NGO Roles in Economic Development and as Entrepreneurs & Public Health and Leadership
- Week 3: Introduction to Management & Diversity
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