The GEUM initiative, initiated by the International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), CWTS Leiden University, and the Psychology in the Public Interest Program, NC State, under the umbrella of the Triple Helix Association, was kicked off during the Leiden Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) International Program held on 22-23 June 2015 in the Netherlands, and aims to catalyze the development of new metrics including entrepreneurship, gender and diversity and the furtherance of the public interest in University ranking systems.

The initiative, is led by Professor Henry Etzkowitz, coordinated by Alexander Bikkulov as Project Manager, and with Dr Chunyan Zhou as Proposal Coordinator, begun with six country teams from Brazil, China, Finland, The Netherlands, Russia, and US, and is currently being scaled up to ten teams for the Leiden II Workshop to be held in Silicon Valley on 3-5 June 2016.

The first successful proposal from the initiative approved by the Foundation for Supporting Research in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) entitled “Proposition and Validation of Entrepreneurial University indicators”, seeks to create an indicators system to evaluate entrepreneurial activities in Brazilian universities and to validate this system in some selected universities. The Brazilian team includes researchers from four universities: Mariza Almeida, Simone Alencar and Cladice Diniz (UNIRIO), Adelaide Antunes (UFRJ), Ary Plonski (USP) and Branca Terra (UERJ).

For more information on the Brazilian research project please contact Mariza Almeida, *email address protected*.

THA members are invited to nominate and/or self nominate relevant interested persons to receive invitations to the upcoming meeting. See for further information.

GEUM Contact:
Alexander Bikkulov
*email address protected*