On this page, we will stream the seminar Science in Society – Roles and positions in the Next Era, January 24 at 13.00–15.30.
What is the role of science and academia in a world, where existential challenges – like climate change – need to be solved, the role of scientific knowledge is questioned, learning needs to become life long and where competition but also possibilities are global? How to maximise universities’ societal impact without compromising in high-level science and education?
We will discuss these questions in ÅAU’s unique Science in Society-seminar on January 24th at 13.00–15.30. The seminar will be held in aud. Armelt in Arken, Tehtaankatu 2, Turku, Finland, with a livestream on this page. Seminar programme.
We will be lead to these topics by exceptional guest speakers, foremost experts within academia’s societal impact:
- Wiljan van den Akker, Utrecht University, Vice-Rector of Research, expert on societal impact and productive interactions in society.
- Rose-Marie Barbeau, Research Impact Manager, University of Glasgow.
- Rainer Kattel, UCL, Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
- Riitta Pyykkö, Vice-Rector for Education, University of Turku.
The seminar is a kick-off event for the work on ÅAU’s new strategy in 2019, and at the same time, a conclusion of the work on societal impact that has been carried out together with Demos Helsinki in 2018.