Reconnecting the University to the Region of Twente : Findings from the RUNIN-Design Lab Think Tank

Atta-Owusu, Kwadwo and Cinar, Ridvan and Fernández Guerrero, David and Kopelyan, Sofya and Moghadam-Saman, Saeed and Salomaa, Maria and Alpaydin, Utku Ali Riza and Evers, Gerwin and Germain-Alamartine, Eloïse and Meloyan, Alina and Nieth, Lisa and Schuijff, Mirjam (2018) Reconnecting the University to the Region of Twente : Findings from the RUNIN-Design Lab Think Tank. [Report]

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Abstract

The RUNIN project's Design Lab Think Tank took place on 28th June 2018. Its aim was to discuss the topic of universities' engagement with society, specifically in their region. It used a world café format that brought together regional stakeholders to discuss how the University of Twente (UT) can incorporate societal questions in its core activities and, through this, create regional benefits. This report provides a description of the event, a summation of the initiatives proposed and an analysis of the discussion that was prompted by the sub-questions around the subject of universities' societal engagement.