HUMANE Alumni Network

15th Annual WSAN Seminar - Uppsala, September 29-30, 2017

Collaboration for greater impact

Hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

We are delighted to welcome you to the 15th WSAN seminar “Collaboration for greater impact” at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden! The seminar will take place on Friday 29 – Saturday 30 September 2017, registrations are now closed.

Traditionally, universities have played an important role in solving societal challenges by producing new knowledge and transferring it to future generations. However, globalisation and the fast development of our welfare societies point toward more and more complex challenges. Exploiting as many available resources as possible (e.g. university-industry collaboration) can be a way of obtaining innovative and sustainable solutions to these challenges.

We look forward to meeting you in Uppsala to discuss different questions regarding collaboration between universities and industry, NGOs and parts of the public sector in Europe with you, as well as invited guests from both governing bodies, private businesses and universities.

  • Which are the values that the collaborative partners can contribute?
  • Where are the differences and similarities between university and industry driving forces for new knowledge and innovation?
  • How can university governance contribute to stimulate these driving forces?
  • How can university administrators support the collaborative processes?

You will all know Uppsala as a beautiful, cultural and historic university city, easily accessible by a short train or bus journey from Stockholm. The SLU campus boasts original buildings and innovative architecture in an attractive setting.

Once again – you are very welcome!

Margit Nothnagl (for the Uppsala organising team) and Jane Sherwood (WSAN chair, Oxford)

Registration is now closed.