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Building the Universities of the Future through Social Innovation Education is an Erasmus+ K2 project that runs from December 2020 to May 2023.

The BUFSIE project aims to scale up the novel educational pedagogy of Social Innovation Education (SIE) and transfer it to the higher education level. It aspires to assist educators to firmly embed SIE into their culture and teaching practices, as well as empower students with a mixture of social, entrepreneurial and active citizenship competences. The project’s challenge is to to incorporate Social Innovation Education (SIE) in Higher Education. Therefore, the educational sector must increasingly be approached with a view of embedding SIE into their curricula and thus enriching their existing programmes.


Strengthen employability and new professional paths by providing transversal skills and social innovation learning opportunities to students

Go beyond teaching entrepreneurial competences and equip and improve the practical skills of students in any field of activity and academic discipline

Improve teachers’ professional development

Foster new ways of effective collaboration among university-business-community and build sustainable partnerships towards integrating such collaborations in HEIs

 Enhance education by incorporating and integrating experiential, participatory and student-centered teaching and learning practices whereby the active and practical contribution of students is pivotal



BUFSIE Framework for embedding SIE in HEIs


BUFSIE replication toolbox


BUFSIE blended training programme


BUFSIE Serious Game introducing SIE

Target Groups

Higher Education Institutions and university teachers, including all disciplines and levels of learning

University students (graduate, post graduate, or doctoral)

Social innovators, entrepreneurs, and community members at a local, regional and national level

Policy-makers and academia (local, regional, national, EU level) working on the sector of social innovation, entrepreneurship education, higher education, and citizenship education