All staff, students, partners and other interested parties are invited to join this open dialogue and critical discussion, initiated by RUW Foundation and OtherWise, about the strengths and weaknesses of collaboration between WUR and the private sector.
With the arrival of R&D centers of companies like Unilever on campus, questions and concerns about the influence of large companies on the research and education are arising. Students and professors are worried about the university’s independence and what it means to science. Some question to what extent WUR’s research agenda is influenced by these collaborations. Others state that collaborations lead to more knowledge exchange, higher impact and have advantages for students’ career developments.
What do you think about the impact of collaboration? RUW Foundation and Otherwise host an ''interactive talk show'' about the impact of collaboration between WUR and the private sector. The aim is to give space to all perspectives so you can shape, sharpen or even adjust your opinion.
More information in the Facebook-event.
A diverse panel is brought together, to discuss the issue at hand with each other and with you:
After the talk show with the panel, there will be an open dialogue and interactive discussion with the online audience. The evening is moderated by Sigrid Smeele, process facilitator of complex challenges at De Droomfabriek. Sigrid is a WUR alumna.