City Deal Kennis Maken (CDKM)

The goal of the City Deal Kennis Maken (CDKM) is to be able to solve social problems in the city of Wageningen more quickly, due to a better cooperation between the city council and knowledge institutes such as WUR. Researchers, lecturers and students of WUR are on a large scale involved. As a result, CDKM is a form of knowledge utilization and next to that, the city is offered to students as a learning environment.


CDKM2022 project

In 2022, the CDKM project team will be investigating how cooperation on social issues in Wageningen can be expanded and deepened, in order to structurally link social issues in the city and region of Wageningen with WUR education.

In the first half of 2022, experiences from social partners and perspectives of WUR employees on regional society-based learning were collected. In the second half of 2022, these insights will be translated into possible directions for scaling up CDKM in Wageningen.

Creating a stronger anchoring of WUR education programs in society offers students the opportunity to engage with current challenges and to learn together with social partners. This helps students to become skilled professionals who are familiar with looking at issues from different disciplines and perspectives.

The coming period

In the coming period, the CDKM project team will investigate how a society-based learning environment can be created. Various scenarios will be worked out about how such a learning environment can look like. These scenarios must do justice to the needs and interests of all partners in this collaboration.

National initiative

20 knowledge cities signed the City Deal Kennis Maken (CDKM). CDKM is one of the many City Deals and a way to achieve the objective of Agenda City. With Agenda City, cities, central government and social partners have committed themselves to promote growth, quality of life and innovation in the Dutch and European city network.

Main goal

The main goal of CDKM is to accelerate the solution of social issues in the cities through better cooperation between city authorities and knowledge institutes. This by involving researchers, lecturers and students on a large scale. The cities, knowledge institutions and other partners involved see this as a form of knowledge utilization and next to that, the city is offered to students as a learning environment.  

Central to CDKM are: language development, entrepreneurship and the stimulation of social involvement.

The CDKM project is started by:

  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Ministry of the Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations
  • SIA Directorate
  • Association of Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Universities of the Netherlands
  • Network of Knowledge Cities
  • Knowledge Center Student Housing

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