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Fireside Chat with Farshida Zafar

Join us for a conversation with Farshida Zafar, Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam. With an impressive background in fostering innovation and developing entrepreneurial minds, Farshida will share her valuable insights, challenges and triumphs that are shaping the future of education.

As the Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and former leader of the ErasmusX initiative, Farshida will discuss strategies and insights and her ongoing commitment to “future-proofing” entrepreneurship through research and education.

Hear about strategies that have empowered change agents to create impact-driven ventures and lead positive societal change as Farshida has been instrumental in cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset amongst students.


This event aims to explore the intersection of education, innovation, and entrepreneurship in shaping the future of universities.

Designed for

Professional staff, university leaders and anyone curious about the future of education and innovation.

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Date: 19th September 2023

Time: 1pm-1.30pm UTC (Convert to your own timezone)

What is a fireside chat?

A UIIN Fireside Chat is an hour-long, interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.

Fireside chat with

Farshida Zafar

Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and founder of ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Farshida has a track record in the field of education innovation and has co-designed, developed and implemented both educational programs as well as new applications and platforms for educational purposes. With ErasmusX she introduced radical innovations at the heart of the University. Currently leading the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam she and her teams are using an ecosystems approach to empower changemakers with skills and competencies to create a positive societal impact in their communities. Farshida has been awarded several prizes for her work in the field of education innovation and is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally.

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