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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 service-learning. 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 Shop. 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.


Corvinus Science Shop (CSS) promotes dialogue between science and society. It is a meeting point for the local and the academic community.


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  

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