CSS’s immediate precedent was an exciting international
project, EnRRICH (Enhancing Responsible Research
and Innovation through Curricula in Higher
Education), in which, in cooperation with renowned
science shops, we looked at our courses, through the
eyes of the society.
Its other forerunner was the Social Enterpreneurship
and Social Economy Master course, where, since
2006, we have been organizing course projects with
social entrepreneurs building on the philosophy of
We spent the time between these two stages, preparing
for the future. Among others, two of our founders
studied at summer schools led by Henk Mulder,
a founding father of the Living Knowledge Network
from the University of Groningen's Beta Science
In spring 2017, our activities became institutionalized:
the CBS Faculty Council and the University Senate
approved the establishment of the Science Shop.
Already in that semester, we worked on four pilot
projects and started our workshops.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Corvinus Science Shop (CSS) promotes dialogue between science and society. It is a meeting point for the local and the academic community.
CSS FOR OPEN SCIENCE
The science shop acts as a bridge where community partners bring their questions and challenges to the university and where they are partnered up with lecturers, courses and students. In these co-operations, civil and academic knowledge are given equal weight – we build on the diversity of knowledge, and the potential for common and mutual learning, and co-creation. Our community partners are: Civil Society Organisations informal communities active citizens social entrepreneurs non-profit organisations