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About the Living Knowledge Summer School

Dates: 28th -29th May 2018 as a pre-conference event and 30th May

Location: Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Application: CLOSED, you can find the Call for Participation here


The aim of the event is to initiate communication between researchers and practitioners, to explore and reflect on our understanding of socially useful knowledge – the characteristics of good knowledge and ways of knowledge production, which can lead to meaningful social changes.

The Summer School awaits

  • PhD students and early-stage researchers,
  • practitioners who work in academic settings,
  • practitioners who work at civil society organisations,

who are interested in

  • making research more meaningful by working with and for communities,
  • research methods, educational concepts and good practices that deconstruct barriers between science and society,
  • learning about the concepts and practices of science shop, participatory research, responsible research and innovation (RRI)

40 researcher and practitioner participants from all over the world will be involved in discussions about the social impact and quality of knowledge facilitated by experts of these fields. Presentations, discussions, knowledge sharing and self-reflection will all serve the purpose to reveal the characteristics of socially useful knowledge.


Main tracks

Science Shop Track

One track will consist of a ‘crash course’ on how to work in or set-up a Science shop. This will cater to the needs of those who want to act as a ‘broker’ or ‘mediator’ between research and civil society, but have no or only limited experience in this. After this crash course you will be able to design your own Science shop and make a basic implementation plan. And, of course, it will allow you to fully enjoy the conference, where you will learn many more details and see slight differences in ways of working of various science shops from all over the globe.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Track

Another track will be especially relevant for those who intent to or are doing their actual research with civil society groups or are doing studies on these forms of collaborative research, from all angles: either being researcher or community member or science shop practitioner.

The summer school provides 4 ETCS credits for PhD students.


Corvinus University of Budapest and University of Szeged


Please, send your questions to lksummerschool[at]


This summer school has been supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007, titled “Young researchers from talented students – Fostering scientific careers in higher education”

Utolsó frissítés: 2019.01.28.