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External partners in my course

Science Café: How to work with external partners in a course setting?
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

December 6, 2022. 12:30 – 13:30, CEU Cafeteria

Open for CEU academic and administrative staff only. Lunch served. Please register before December 2nd, 12:00, thank you.

There are a lot of ways to collaborate with external organizations in a course setting. They can be guest speakers or moderate a session, contributing to students' learning. This is a relatively low level of participation.

And there are then ways that go beyond: a course built up for continued interaction among the lecturer, students and the partner organization during the semester. These are typically organized around a specific project where students can put theory into practice, offering an out-of-classroom, real-life experience.

Though it gives high satisfaction, coordinating all that is not an easy task. The upcoming Science Café is an informal, leisurely and staff-only event during lunch break to share the goods and the bads of working with external partners with each other. We also invited expert guests, Dr Steph Grohmann and Chiara Cardelli (see bios below) from the Luwdig Boltzmann Institute - Open Innovation in Science Center who can give us a broader perspective on this area.

Sandwiches, soft drink and coffee served, we will take over the comfy couches of the Cafeteria mezzanine (take the steps to the elevated space before the counter at the entrance).

Time and location: December 6, 2022. 12:30 – 13:30, CEU Cafeteria

Please note that this event is open for CEU staff only. Thank you for your understanding.

To ensure your portion of sandwich and coffee, please register before December 2, noon, via this link:


Dr. Steph Grohmann is an anthropologist and Senior Programme Manager Research Ethics and Integrity at the LBG OIS Center. She currently works on the ethical side of participatory research and public engagement, especially in the context of involving marginalised and "hard to reach" groups. Steph also teaches at the University of Edinburgh Usher Institute and the Edinburgh Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health.

Dr. Chiara Cardelli has a background in chemistry, research in physics and science communication. She also worked in scientific education and communication projects in the non-profit environment, where she got passionate about the role of Citizen Science and Open Innovation practices to unfold the societal impact of science. She is the community manager of the LBG OIS Center, where she focuses on curating the network of the center within the research community, non-academic stakeholders and other communities of experts and practitioners.

Look forward to meeting you.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Andras Martoni (he/him/his) and Eduard Lezcano (he/him/his)

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