3rd Lausanne online meeting: Student involvement in city-university collaboration: from ad hoc to a structural approach.

The third online workshop of the Lausanne Process will focus on student involvement in city-university collaboration.

The meeting will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11.00 AM – 13.00 AM (CET). 

Our next EUniverCities workshop (for the handbook) will be about “student involvement in city-university collaboration: from ad hoc to a structural approach”.

In the plenary part, we will focus on a recent example from Linköping University. In collaboration with other universities in Europe, they developed a structural approach and method to have students work on urban/societal challenges: for a snapshot see https://www.eciu.org/for-business-society#challenges

We will hear from them how they set up and run the programmes, both at the strategy and operational levels, and what lessons they have for all of us.

Then, we split in smaller parallel working groups. There, we will share more examples of how city and university can work together and engage students in it. For this, we ask city/university tandems to pitch other good practices, and discuss their success factors, pitfalls and lessons learned.

The outcomes of the workshop will be used as input for the EUniverCities Handbook for City-University collaboration.

Detailed programme:

11h00 Introduction + explanation of the workshop

            (Marc de Perrot – UNIL and Willem van Winden – EUniverCities expert)

11h10 Linköping: presentation about challenge-based education in Linkoping

            (Jan Axelsson – University of Linköping)

11h30 Q&A

             ( moderated by Willem van Winden)

11h45 Pitches & discussion in 3 small groups

Group 1. Norrköping Case - Pitch by Jörgen Jonsson

Group 2. The Malaga Case - Pitch by José Jesús Delgado Peña

Group 3. The Parma Case - Pitch by Francesco Sulla

12h50 Plenary closing, each group (represented by the moderator) brings 2 lessons

13h00 Goodbye and thank you

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