The city and the University together

10-12-2019 from 09:30 to 17:00
STAM - Stadsmuseum Gent, Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Ghent
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City of People presented as best practice for socially engaged universities: How cities and universities can build sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships.

December 10th, at the Socially Engaged Universities conference, imec-mict-UGent researcher dr. Bas Baccarne will present the unique collaboration and urban living lab process that enabled Ghent University, imec and the city of Ghent to join forces in tackling wicked urban societal challenges. The City of People project was selected as a best practice for open-ended, experiment-driven, problem focused collaborative innovation processes, aimed at unlocking the untapped potential of connecting distributed knowledge in the city and activating this knowledge to facilitate urban experiments.

This conference is part of the Erasmus project SEU (Socially Engaged Universities), which tries to shed light on the compelling relationship between academia and diverse communities. More particularly it focuses on different models of community or civic university partnerships as well as an in-depth exploration of socially engaged innovations. The international conference “The city and university together – building sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships ” will present some of the best cases that are carefully selected by participating SEU countries (United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Italy) and aims to engage participants in the debate of how we create socially engaged universities.

Have a look at this YouTube movie to find out more.
Register before November 29th (seats are free but limited).​