30.01.2020 - Berlin
How to integrate social sciences, humanities and the Arts into professional knowledge exchange
Workshop hosted by Stifterverband and Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung
Higher Education Institutions cooperate with external partners from business, politics, culture and civil society in a variety of ways. Knowledge exchange – i.e. the bidirectional exchange of knowledge and technology in research and teaching – is becoming increasingly important for the profile development of universities. Many institutions are currently developing transfer and cooperation strategies and defining institutional goals for their knowledge exchange. In this context, universities report on multifarious knowledge exchange activities in humanities, social sciences and the Arts (SSHA). At the same time, there is a desire to increase further the potential of those disciplines with regard to knowledge exchange. This experience hits a world in which calls for the implementation of the "Third Mission", for innovation and impact affect the universities as a whole, but SSHA in particular.
In relation to SSHA knowledge exchange, universities repeatedly name three topics that need to be tackled:
Along these questions, selected higher education institutions from European countries presented how they address these challenges and share their experiences. Based on these experiences, we discussed conclusions and inspiration for German higher education institutions.
The workshop wanted to encourage, inspire and stimulate university representatives – vice-presidents, deans and transfer officers – who want to professionalise knowledge exchange from the SSHA.
30 January 2020, 10.00 to 16.00
Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Registration and coffee
Andrea Frank, Stifterverband, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Christoph Köller, Managing Director G&K, Huerth, Germany
Motivation and Awareness
The path from awareness to appreciation – how to integrate transfer into SSHA- academics value system
Prof. W. Nicol Keith, Director of Impact, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Support and Services
Knowledge exchange needs a home – the Long Room Hub as a space for "research, enable, transform"
Dr. Doireann Wallace, SHAPE-ID Project Manager, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Enabling SSHA students and academics – the supporting role of the institution
Assistant Professor Jonneke Bekkenkamp, Director of the Humanities Lab AVS, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Impact Café Session
Based on the input given by the speakers, attendees will share their perspectives on the topics mentioned above. Issues but also ideas for solutions will be revealed by using a world café-approach.
SSHA, start-ups and interdisciplinarity – how to increase the SSHA start-up potential
Dr. Mark Mann, Lead for Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Closing Panel: Conclusions for the German Higher Education System
End of the workshop
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