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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

  • Fries Social Planbureau: investigate how civilian initiatives can collaborate and co-create with institutions to promote social inclusion and economical change.
  • Amnesty International: conduct participatory research to enhance the social capital among youngsters in order to strengthen international human rights.
  • Elodea: look into climate resilient food production in Friesland, specifically how pear soils can be repurposed to make them more resilient to change.

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:08 June 2020 10.05 a.m.