Published: 16-09-2022 12:38 | Updated: 16-09-2022 13:49

We have a brand new PhD course – Research for Societal Impact

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Societal Impact Photo: Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

The course aims to give doctoral students an opportunity to reflect on the importance of academic research and how this can lead to societal change. Starting from, and building on, the doctoral students existing knowledge, experience and research, the course will lay the foundation for an understanding of factors influencing the societal impact of academic research, improved interdisciplinary collaborations and enhanced communication skills among researchers and with society at large.

The course will introduce the students to different pathways to create impact from research to society, how to collaborate across disciplines and how to communicate science within academia as well as to the general public. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be used as an inspiration.The course is given in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship with participants from all universities and disciplines.

Find out more about the course

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When & Where:

Scheduled classroom sessions are on the following dates: 7-8 November and 18 November 2022

Course Directors:

Hanna Jansson, Head of the Unit for Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institutet

Cecilie Hilmer, Design thinking coach at Karolinska Institutet and PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies at University College London


Hanna Jansson Principal researcher