Wageningen Science Shop is a bridge between science and society an entrance for civil society organisations, NGOs or entrepreneurial citizens with a challenge that demands research. As a WUR student you can be involved in these projects!
How are students involved in Science Shop projects?
Students can get involved through for example the course Academic Consultancy Training (ACT), but also in a thesis or internship. Not all projects are already on the website, so please contact us if you are interested.
What does the collaboration process look like?
Societal organisations are involved in the process from start to finish. They help formulate clear research questions and contribute to the research process. A WUR researcher is a project leader and directs the process on the basis of an action plan, which is used as a roadmap for the research process. In the action plan, the applicant and the project leader determine who will be involved, when and in what way. They also determine how, and when, students will be involved in the project.
Participating in a Science Shop project enables students to apply their knowledge and expertise in collaboration with societal parties to achieve results with societal impact. This is an opportunity for young researchers to contribute to real projects with real people to solve real problems.