A starter’s guide to socio-economic impact of research


Research and Valorisation

Target Group

(post)doctoral researchers, no previous knowledge required


Stefan Meysman - Alexis Dewaele - Floor Verhaeghe - Charlotte Prové - Esther De Smet


Participants will be introduced to the concept of (socio-economic) impact of research from a local and global perspective.

  • They will discover how this concept might apply to their research strategy and goals, and what Ghent University provides by way of information and support.
  • They will dive into the practicalities of planning for impact.
  • They will be handed the essential building blocks such as performing a stakeholder analysis, identifying specific and feasible impact targets, introducing a flipped approach to the research process, mapping out impact pathways, and developing a communication strategy.


Ghent University wants its researchers to become impact literate and its research to have an impact on society.

Training method

Two half days of interactive workshop mixing peer learning with expert advice. Some preparatory reading will be required. Please come along ready to contribute and participate fully.

Time schedule and venue

Course code Dates Time Venue
SEIR 2324-01 9 and 16 November 2023 9:00-12:00 Lokaal 2.1, Campus Tweekerken
SEIR 2324-02 14 and 21 March 2024 9:00-12:00 Leslokaal 0.2 (Campus Ledeganck)


  • First semester: follow this link for the registration and waiting list.
  • Second semester: follow this link for the registration and waiting list.

Your registration will be confirmed by separate e-mail from the Doctoral Schools. Cancellation of your registration can only be performed by sending an email to doctoralschools@ugent.be.

Registration fee

Free of charge for Doctoral School members. 

Number of participants

Minimum 15, maximum 25



Evaluation method

100% participation. 

After successful participation, the Doctoral Schools will add this course to your curriculum in Oasis. Please note that this takes up to one to two months after completion of the course.