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Department of Business and Economics
Current Projects

Cowork4EU: Coworking Best Practices for European Universities

In the EU-funded Erasmus+ project "Cowork4EU", the Junior Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Digitalization of TU Dortmund University together with international partners from the Private University Schloss Seeburg in Austria (Ass.-Prof. Dr. Sandra Diller), Paris School of Business in France (Assoc. Prof. Ignasi Capdevila, PhD) and Prague University of Economics and Business in the Czech Republic (Ass. Prof. Marko Orel, PhD) are researching best practices for the use of coworking in a university environment. 

The project will pursue several project outcomes to better leverage the potential of coworking and coworking spaces at universities. For this purpose, a joint course focusing on coworking and the integration of coworking spaces in university teaching will be established. This will be piloted with students from the four partner universities and further developed through accompanying research. The curriculum will serve as a blueprint to support other faculty. In addition, the project team has set itself the goal of establishing an academic coworking network to further promote the exchange and mobility of students and researchers within Europe. The results of the project will be documented and published in the form of a best practice report.

The project duration is 36 months from 03.2022 to 02.2025.

The project leader and contact person for questions or cooperation offers is: JProf. Dr. Simon Hensellek