(Estonia) is Associate Professor of Management at Tallinn University. She is head of the global Master’s programme of Social Entrepreneurship and a mentor in the online Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Program. She is the Chair of the international COST network “Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change” covering 40 countries. Having worked for public, private and non-profit sector, she possesses competences relevant for international collaboration and management consultancy. She is a board member of The Skill Mill Limited – an award-winning Social Enterprise dedicated to the employment of young ex-offenders by providing environmental maintenance services in the UK using Social Impact Bonds.

She manages several projects on social innovation and entrepreneurship topics funded by the EU e.g. European Social Innovation Competence Centres, Kick-starting the nascent social investment market in Estonia. She is the author of  several publications on social innovation and entrepreneurship, e.g. Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe Country report : Estonia and European Social Enterprise Monitor  - Estonian Report  (2020-2021 and 2021-2022).

Her research interests focus on social entrepreneurship, public sector and social innovation as well as quadruple helix cooperation.




The student can make connections and can analyze the goals of the project and their possible solutions from the perspective of one’s own as well as that of other fields.

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Core courses - 66 ECTS

The student has systemic knowledge of social and environmental problems, and is able to analyse societal processes. Is able to use theoretical knowledge in social entrepreneurship.

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Master’s thesis seminar - 6 ECTS

The aim of the course is to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for planning and conducting social entrepreneurship related master's thesis.

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