— Join the debate on December 13, 2016 —
a Ghent University event at the Zebrastraat

The footprint of
social sciences and humanities?

The co-creation of impact from innovative and creative research

Join the debate on December 13, 2016

Impact and valorization of academic research are in the air. Are you wondering what exactly is meant by these concepts that are on everyone’s lips in today’s worldwide research context? How do you define public engagement of academics and the societal role of universities? Are you curious or doubtful about the (possible) contributions of Social Sciences and Humanities to society, the economy, culture, public policy, services, health and the environment? Are you interested in or skeptical about interdisciplinary collaboration, within SSH research and/or with applied and natural sciences, with the aim of tackling societal challenges? Are you looking for inspiration to optimize the uptake of your research, or struggling to write the impact-paragraph of a grant application? Would you like to discuss the promises and pitfalls of co-creation with stakeholders, citizen science, and social media for academics?

With a keynote by

Charlie Jeffery

Senior Vice-Principal and Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh, and 2015 ESCR Impact Champion.

and workshops by

Leonie van Drooge (RathenauInstitute)
Mark Carrigan (Warwick University)
Geoff Belknap (University of Leicester)
Dimitri Schuurmans (UGent-iMinds)
Stefaan de Jong (Leiden University)
Stan Snowball (UGent)

Concluding debate with

Anne De Paepe (rector GhentUniversity)
Philippe Keraudren (acting Head of Unit DG Research and Innovation -Unit Reflective Societies)
Hans Willems (Director of Research Policy and Co-acting Secretariat-General at Research Foundation Flanders)
Charlie Jeffery (professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh)
Moderator : Casper Thomas (De Groene Amsterdammer)

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