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Philanthropy education in the UK and continental Europe: Current provision, perceptions and opportunities

Philanthropy education in the UK and continental Europe: Current provision, perceptions and opportunities

 

 

This report, produced by CGAP and University of St Andrews was written by Charles Keidan with Tobias Jung and Cathy Pharoah. It looks at the level of activity and attention paid to philanthropy and giving in universities and research organisations across Europe.

You can download the report here (PDF)

What is Philanthropy Education?
The report defines philanthropy education as 'the study of, or training in, the history, theory and practice of private contributions of money or other resources with a primary goal to benefit the public good'. Though there is an emerging sector in Europe, with several research hubs in higher education institutions and amongst think-tanks, the development of the sector largely depends on the ability to formalise study, bring together multidisiplinary experts and produce research on the topic for the use of advisors, fundraisers and donors.

What is included in the report?
Potential students and researchers of philanthropy and social enterprise may find this publication a useful resource for to focus their attention on several centres of activity. The report maps geographic, disciplinary and educational level of philanthropy education sector. Is also suggests several opportunities and challenges for its development in the near future.

You can download the report here (PDF)

 

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