Elderly living together with students in order to simultaneously solve the problem of loneliness and housing shortage. Archeology students who, together with residents of the Groningen village of Thesinge, conduct research into the old monastery in the village. Students from vocational training, applied sciences and university who work together on various social themes. For over 40 years the Science Shops of the University of Groningen have been at the forefront of initialting innovative projects and making sustainable connections between science and society. In our annual report you will find some examples of these projects. Enjoy!
Last year was special: The Groningen Science Shops celebrated their 40th anniversary. During an interactive poster session on 21 March, former councilor mr. Frank de Vries spoke about how we can all work towards a sustainable future and how students can also play a role in this. Fiona van Gelder, now lecturer in International Communication at the Hanze, looked back on her science shop project and how these experiences have helped her in her career. Students from all Science Shops presented their research by means of posters.
This year's cover was created by illustrator Kim Veenman. She uses her background as a biologist for her illustrations. Now she works on her first children's book. Kim says about the cover: “What you see are the collaboration and interaction between people. The "wave" in the middle represents the conceivable bridge between the university and society. I think that when people are connected the most beautiful things arise. ”
Our annual report is available via the link above, but can also be sent to you. If you are interested in a copy, please email us at tawi rug.nl.
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