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Wanneer:do 13-04-2017 15:30 - 18:00
Waar:Canteen Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, Groningen

Faculty BSS Impact Dialogue

You are invited to join the discussion on creating societal impact from research at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Especially our line of research is of high interest of the society. But how does it work, collaboration with society, and who is the society anyway?

The afternoon session will feed you with innovative ideas and practical approaches on how you can improve the impact-factor of your research. It will give you insights in how to work on your non-academic network and how to cooperate with partners outside the university. We discuss the barriers, opportunities and chances on the road to impact.

This meeting can be seen as the start of a dialogue within the Faculty on how to improve the impact factor of research. In our opinion this is not the responsibility of researchers only. The University has a lot of support to offer in building your networks and training you on how to act outside academia. As a follow-up of the session in the upcoming year a couple of meetings and trainings will be offered tailored to the specific needs and questions, for researches in all stages of their career. More information about these trainings and meetings will be given on April 13th.

The meeting will not be a good-news show only. We will dip into all these aspects that make you wonder whether it is beneficial to work on societal impact. The meeting is for the curious ánd the critics. The audience will be actively involved in the panel session. Please join us and do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of the dialogue on societal impact at the Faculty of BSS.


15.30 - Kees Aarts, Dean Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences - Introduction on impact at the Faculty of BSS

15.40 - Sharon Smit, director Sustainable Society and coordinator ACCOMPLISSH - Horizon 2020 project ACCOMPLISSH & the role of impact

15.55 - Liz Todd, Professor of Educational Inclusion at Newcastle University, United Kingdom - On how the university and external organisations co-produce impact on society

16.10 - Interactive panel session with questions from the audience, moderated by Geert Jan Arends, Project Manager European funding, Research and Valorisation

- Kees Aarts, Dean faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
- Vera de Bel, Chairman PhD Council, faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

- Mónica López López, Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow, faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
- Tom Postmes, Professor of Social Psychology, faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
- Camilla Schaafsma, Funding officer, faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

17.00 - Drinks and networking

18.00 - End of programme

Note: all sessions are in English and no registration needed

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