Evaluation of Indexes of Entrepreneurial University With an Emphasis on Fuzzy Inference in University of Mazandaran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Public Administration, Member of Young Researcher Club

2 associate Professor and Faculty Member in University of Mazandaran

3 PhD. Student, Lecturer of Payame Noor University


The 'entrepreneurial university' is a personable concept which defines those universities providing opportunities, practices, cultures and environments to encourage student and graduate to entrepreneurship. They are universities where entrepreneurship is institutionalized in them. Indeed, the emergence of entrepreneurial university is a response to increasingly important of knowledge in local and national innovation system and new perception of university. The purpose of the present research is to evaluate Indexes and Features of the university of third millennium (entrepreneurial university) in university of Mazandaran, with fuzzy inference analysis. The study is an applied research the data was collected using survey method. Statistical population includes 75 persons of professors, specialists and administrators in Mazandaran University. The data was collected using Entrepreneurial University questionnaire designed by Gibb (2012) and analyzed by fuzzy hypothesis test. The findings showed that indexes and features of the entrepreneurial university in University of Mazandaran including vision, mission, strategy, governance, organizational structure, multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary, leverage, public value and stakeholder engagement, alumni, knowledge transfer, incubation, venture funding of companies affiliated with the university, internationalization, and enterprise entrepreneurship education are in not desirable level.