Since starting the first social entrepreneurship course at the University of Gallen, Switzerland, in 2004, Impact Economy’s Dr. Maximilian Martin has returned every year to teach a course that is now titled ‘Social Investment and Entrepreneurship’. Catering to a select group of Masters students from a variety of academic backgrounds, in 2012 the course focused on innovative financing methods, social impact measurement, and exploring how the social entrepreneurship field is developing frameworks as it grows.
In his role as Founding Ashoka U Faculty in Residence, Dr. Maximilian Martin co-led Asia’s first Ashoka U Faculty Institute on best practices in social entrepreneurship education at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, together with Marina Kim, Director of Ashoka U. The goal of the Faculty Institute was to enable university professors from KAIST and Korea to access best practices in social entrepreneurship education and curriculum and program design, and conduct private strategy sessions on the new program and center.
At the launch of Ashoka U’s first Changemaker Campus outside of the US at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico, Dr Maximilian Martin joined Ashoka U Director Marina Kim to deliver an Ashoka U Faculty Institute on how to teach social entrepreneurship. In his role as Ashoka U Faculty In Residence, Dr Maximilian Martin taught three days of sessions on ‘Using Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship as Tools for Impactful Teaching and Engaged Learning’. The goal was to embed social innovation and social entrepreneurship at all levels of the university among faculty, students and administrators, so as to optimally enable the next generation of change leaders in Mexico.