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UGent Symposium: 'The footprint of the social sciences and humanities'

Impact and valorization of academic research are in the air. Are you wondering what exactly is meant by these concepts that are on everyone’s lips in today’s worldwide research context? How do you define public engagement of academics and the societal role of universities? Are you curious or doubtful about the (possible) contributions of Social Sciences and Humanities to society, the economy, culture, public policy, services, health and the environment? Are you interested in or skeptical about interdisciplinary collaboration, within SSH research and/or with applied and natural sciences, with the aim of tackling societal challenges? Are you looking for inspiration to optimize the uptake of your research, or struggling to write the impact-paragraph of a grant application? Would you like to discuss the promises and pitfalls of co-creation with stakeholders, citizen science, and social media for academics? So join the debate! Keynote by Charlie Jeffery - workshops by international experts - panel debate - networking