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Living Lab

The Living Lab project is a unique feature of the Global Responsibility & Leadership programme and provides you with the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and skills in the real world.

Real-world questions

During the Living Lab project, you work together with private and public stakeholders and learn how to translate a real-world question into a question suited for academic research, do the research, and then translate your findings back into recommendations for the stakeholder. As such, the Living Lab project creates a win-win situation: you learn how to apply your academic knowledge in actual, real-life contexts and develop related skills (communication, collaboration, problem-solving, research) whereas public and private stakeholders get to work with talented young people that are able to provide insight into questions important for the region.

Examples of Living Lab projects

  • Collaborate with the city of Leeuwarden to create social innovations to improve liveability in economically poor neighbourhoods
  • Address governance issues concerning greying in rural Hebei, a Northern province of China
  • Work on sustainable tourism in the Wadden area

Official Signing Ceremony Living Labs 2020

As of September 23rd 2019, University College Fryslân is officially collaborating with ten partners in Living Lab Projects starting February 2020. Get an impression of the signing ceremony and the different project partners!

Last modified:22 October 2019 1.16 p.m.