Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and Ashoka co-hosted a roundtable on "Social Innovation in Higher Education" in the context of the 1st "Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit" in Istanbul. The summit, co-hosted by BMW Foundation, took place at SALT Galata, on October 24, 2013.
As crucibles of learning, knowledge, and research, what role can universities play in stimulating social innovation and fostering the next generation of changemakers? Leaders of social entrepreneurship programs in Turkish universities took part in this special conversation on the current state and future directions of social entrepreneurship within higher education in Turkey. We discussed how universities and their counterparts can join forces in building a vibrant eco-system, by working to address our shared challenges and paving the way for achieving collective and long-term impact. Nick McGirl, of Ashoka’s Changemaker Campus program, made opening remarks.