Platform for deliberating science-society inter-actions at VU University's Athena Institute
The call for science not only to contribute to the existing stock of knowledge but also to finding solutions for societal challenges grows ever louder, not in the least by funders of science and innovation. This leads scientists to rethink their role(s) and identities, in light of which various questions arise regarding problems to work on, methods to use, actors with different (disciplinary) back-grounds and forms of expertise to involve and ways of communicating and collaborating with these.
With its monthly OWL colloquium the Athena Institute aspires to stimulate an inter-, multi-, cross and trans-disciplinary process of deliberation about topics relating to the interface between science and society pertinent to all questions posed above—and more. Thus, speakers from all corners both within and without academia (CSOs, policy, business and industry...) are invited to present on empirical, theoretical and methodological developments topical to bridging the variety of gaps that complicate science and society interactions.
Below you'll find an overview of all of the OWL colloquia of the Athena Institute.