Societal impact of research
AISSR research themes are highly pertinent to rapidly changing societies. Our mission is to contribute to public debates on key issues, to interventions that address pressing social problems and to engage with relevant stakeholders, like government agencies, NGOs and the private sector, at local, national and global levels. We are active on the following levels to share our knowledge with society and to contribute to societal innovation.
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Dissemination of results
We share core research findings with broader audiences of stakeholders, beyond our academic peers. We spread the message our scholarly research harbours via press releases, interviews with the press, research videos, twitter, blogs or blog networks and leveraging of other social media.
A selected overview of our dissemination activities
Education and training
AISSR research staff teaches in research-intensive Master and Research Master programmes. Research groups also offer educational seminars, lectures, roundtables, media appearances and other events in which our staff train and engage broader audiences in our work and expertise.
A selected overview of our educational programme
Collaboration in research
Through public-science alliances and private-science alliances and partnerships we cooperate in research with non-academic partners.
Find an example overview of such non-academic partners in research.
Advising and connecting
Through formal and informal networks we share advice on pressing social issues with policy makers at various levels. When planning our research agendas and programmes we connect to the agenda's of scientific agencies like the European Commission and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and to the National Science Agenda (Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda).
Part of our research enterprise and intellectual property is used to start up new activities or organizations that target non-academic audiences.
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We have selected research projects to explain how social science research can lead to societal impact.
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