Mrs. Aljona Sandgren

Mrs. Aljona Sandgren

Project Consultant,
Business Development with Eastern-European countries

Mrs. Aljona Sandgren studied and worked at universities in Moldova, the UK and Sweden, received her first Master degree from Moldova State University (Linguistics), and the Master of Social science in Educational Leadership and Management from Stockholm University, Sweden, also completed a number of postgraduate courses in entrepreneurship, business history, leadership and social responsibility. Her PhD research on Entrepreneurialism in University in Different Cultural Contexts at the School of Business, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, is interdisciplinary. Mrs Sandgren has a long experience of initiating/searching grants and coordinating international projects, financed by the EU, Swedish Institute, SIDA, and Nordic grants. Through her work she has an extensive international contact network within academia and business world. Her research and professional interests include social, green and academic entrepreneurship and university innovation, issues of sustainability and sustainable development.

She initiated and conducted research project on university entrepreneurialism within the EU Framework programme, EUEREK (European Universities for Entrepreneurship-Their Role in the Europe of Knowledge). The project: included 27 case studies in 8 countries, such as UK, Sweden, Finland, Spain, France (Unesco), Poland , Russia, Moldova with the budget 1mln Euro.

Her most recent project was about green enterprising (see article “Green enterprising and green entrepreneurs”, 2013, in Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Springer publishing house)

Besides research activity and coordinating projects, Mrs Sandgren is also a founding director of Inter-Universitas, (Management and Education Consulting), Advisory Board member of the Swedish Sustainability Foundation and Chair of the Swedish-Moldovan International Association.