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Societal Impact

Knowledge utilisation (Valorisation)

This course provides participants insight into how academic knowledge in the humanities can be made applicable for social and economic utilisation.

Course description

Participants will be trained in translating their research topics into concrete applications that can benefit society. This exercise will not only help in preparing future grant applications but can be equally useful as a preparation for job interviews in and outside of academia.

Th course offers a varied programme covering the following topics:

  • Valorisation: what is it  and why is it important?
  • How do I recognise opportunities for valorisation and how do I go about putting these opportunities to good use.
  • How can I present the valorisation potential of my own research.

The course has a hands-on approach, so during the workshop you will practice describing how your research can be put into practice.


New dates will be announced in September!

Recommended reading

Jonathan Bate (ed.), The Public Value of Humanities, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London 2011, 336 pp., ISBN 9781849660624.

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on Bloomsbury Collections - The Public Value of the Humanities


The course is provided by IDFuse, a company that regularly organises impact workshops for the UvA.