WIMEK symposium "Research for impact"

Organised by Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK)

Thu 29 September 2022 12:00 to 18:00

Venue Gaia, building number 101
Room GAIA 1+2

Connected to the visit of the WIMEK International Advisory Board (IAB), a WIMEK symposium is organised for the IAB and all WIMEK members: staff, PhD candidates and postdocs.

Participation is free, but registration is required.
Registration deadline: Monday 26 September, 9 AM.


12:00 - 12:45: Registration and lunch

12:45 - 13:00: Welcome by WIMEK director Carolien Kroeze and Introduction by Jillian Student, postdoc Transdisciplinarity at WIMEK

13:00 - 15:00: Transdisciplinary research approaches at WIMEK (chair: dr. Jillian Student)

  • Keynote Simon Bush, professor and chair Environmental Policy WUR:
    "WIMEK transdisciplinary science through action research"
  • Keynote Peter Mollinga, professor of Development Studies University of London:
    "Being interdisciplinary: justification, challenges, method and politics"

13:40 - 13:50 Q&A / short break

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee and tea break

15:30 - 16:30 Three parallel sessions with PhD pitches connected to WIMEK's Grand Challenges

16:30 - 17:00 Three parallel sessions: How can WIMEK strengthen its societal impact regarding each of its three Grand Challenges?

17:00 - 17:30 Plenary session: reflection by IAB members

17:30 - 18:00 Drinks and bites