Through its projects, consulting services, professional education and research activities, UIIN is a leader in the development of engaged and entrepreneurial universities and has grown to be the preeminent organisation dedicated to the topic in Europe.
As the lead of the “The future of cultural heritage sector scenarios” research and development work package/project result, UIIN is excited to utilise its knowledge, research methodologies and tools in outlining challenges, needs and opportunities in the cultural heritage sector. Following, UIIN will guide the co-creation of future scenarios for the cultural heritage sector. As a leader in the development of engaged and entrepreneurial universities, UIIN is also looking forward to utilising its well-established training portfolio for academics, professionals and managerial staff to support HEI academics and educators to develop challenge-based student consultancy projects to support the CHOs. Additionally, UIIN will be able to support the dissemination and exploitation of the project results across Europe.
Alexandra Zinovyeva is a higher education specialist with a focus on entrepreneurial and practice-based learning and teaching, inter-and multidisciplinary education and life-long learning, engaged universities and university-industry-society interaction. In her current position as the Manager EU Projects at UIIN, Alexandra oversees and undertakes research activities in a wide array of the European-wide collaborative projects fostering the new generation of better-connected and “future-proof” higher education institutions. Alexandra holds a MSc in Higher Education Management, BA in Education and has previously exercised her passion for education as a curriculum design advisor and an educator herself.
Fleur Schellekens has a MA in European Studies, a BA in Linguistics and a BEd in Music education. During her time in the academic environment, Fleur conducted research on the exchange between different cultures and the effects on the these have on European society. In her current position as a Research Officer at UIIN, Fleur undertakes different research activities and creates content on a wide variety of topics that range from university-business cooperation to stakeholder engagement and entrepreneurship.
Déspina Kortesidou is a trained neuroscientist and science communicator with experience in the interplay of science, technology and societal applications. In her current position as a Research Officer at UIIN, Déspina undertakes different consultancy and research activities and develops content on the topics of entrepreneurial universities and innovative learning approaches. Déspina holds an MSc in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and has previous experience in the conceptualisation and development of educational content for research institutes, universities and design studios.