The impact of science shops on university research and education

Michael Søgaard Jørgensen

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    Abstract

    Science shops are mediating agencies at universities that give citizens and citizen groups access to the resources of the university through co-operation with students and researchers. Science shops have three aims: to support citizens and citizen groups in their efforts getting influence on their daily life; to give students opportunities for real life project work; to renew research and education at the university by drawing attention to new social topics and needs. Based on a case study of the Science Shop at the Technical University of Denmark potentials, prerequisites and limits to the impact of science shops on universities and on society are discussed. A typology for the different types of knowledge requested by citizens and citizen groups through science shops is presented (documentation, knowledge building, development of new perspectives). As important aspects of the potentials, prerequisites and limits to the impact of science shops are discussed the networking between the science shop and the researchers and teachers and with the citizens and other external actors, and the content and the structure of the curricula at the university.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorlds in transition: Technoscience, Citizenship and Culture in the 21st Century
    EditorsPeter Dear et al
    Number of pages178
    PublisherInstitute for Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventWorlds in Transition: Technoscience, Citizenship and Culture in the 21st Century - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 27 Sep 200030 Sep 2000

    Conference

    ConferenceWorlds in Transition: Technoscience, Citizenship and Culture in the 21st Century
    LocationUniversity of Vienna
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period27/09/200030/09/2000
    OtherA joint 4S/EASST Conference 2000.

    Keywords

    • Education
    • science shops
    • research policy

    Cite this

    Jørgensen, M. S. (2000). The impact of science shops on university research and education. In P. D. E. A. (Ed.), Worlds in transition: Technoscience, Citizenship and Culture in the 21st Century Institute for Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science.