Core Values

The core values of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies are the guiding principles that shape the institute’s culture, interactions, and actions. These values reflect the institute’s identity, mission, and aspirations. Here are some core values for IFEDS:

We champion creativity and foster a culture of continuous innovation, empowering our students and community to think beyond boundaries and pioneer new solutions for positive socioeconomic change.
We are committed to excellence in education, research, and service, setting high standards and continuously striving to deliver the best outcomes in all our endeavours. 
We foster a culture of collaboration and partnerships ensuring working together to leverage diverse perspectives and create a supportive ecosystem that magnifies our impact.
We empower individuals to harness their potential, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to transform ideas into impactful ventures.
Social Impact
We are driven by a deep sense of responsibility to create positive social, economic, and environmental impact through entrepreneurship, always seeking solutions that benefit society at large.
Diversity and Inclusion
We celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity in all aspects of our engagement, fostering an environment where every individual's unique background, experience and perspective are valued and respected
Lifelong Learning
We promote a culture of continuous learning, encouraging our students, faculty, and staff to adapt, grow, and stay current in an ever-evolving world.
Ethics and Integrity
We uphold the highest ethical standards in our actions and decisions, fostering a culture of honesty, transparency, integrity and responsible leadership in all our interactions.
Global Perspective
We embrace a global perspective, seeking to connect and collaborate across borders, cultures, and disciplines to address local, regional, national and global challenges and opportunities.
We believe that challenges are opportunities for growth. We cultivate resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, using setbacks as stepping stones toward greater achievements.
Community Engagement
We actively engage with local, regional, national and global communities, contributing our expertise, resources, and energy to make a positive difference and create lasting connections and impact.
We integrate sustainability principles into all aspects of our work, advocating for environmentally responsible practices and promoting businesses that contribute to a sustainable future.
We prioritize understanding and empathy, valuing the ability to connect with others and address their needs in meaningful ways.
We embrace change and adapt quickly to evolving circumstances, remaining agile in a dynamic and ever-changing entrepreneurial landscape.
Impactful Research
We value rigorous and impactful research that contributes valuable insights to entrepreneurship, innovation, and development.

These core values collectively shape the institute’s identity and guide its actions, ensuring that it remains true to its mission while making a lasting and positive contribution to the world of entrepreneurship and development.