European delegation learn about UK engagement between academia and policymaking

2 February 2015


Reported by James Hynard, CSaP Researcher

Last month, CSaP hosted a two-day visit by a German and Swedish delegation who were keen to learn more about CSaP's model of engagement between academia and government and to discuss the contribution of the humanities and social sciences to policy.

On their first day, visitors from Humboldt University, the Berlin Natural History Museum, Stiftung Mercator, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm met with CSaP Policy Fellows in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to hear their thoughts on the Fellowship. A meeting at the Royal Society brought together members of the national academies and London universities to discuss the contributions they make to public policy.

The following day, Lord Rees, Co-Founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) led a discussion on how CSER had benefited from engagement with CSaP (you can read their case study in our latest annual report), and Professor Alan Hughes (Margaret Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge) chaired a discussion on the role of the University in local innovation and knowledge-transfer systems.

Download our 2014 Annual Report here.

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Professor Alan Hughes

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Lord Martin Rees

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Professor Johannes Vogel

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin