The role of students in living labs
23 Jan '24 - 23 Jan '24

The role of students in living labs

Date and Time

Tuesday 23rd of januari 2024 from 14:00 – 17:00


The Hague University of Applies Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag
We advise you to travel by public transportation


Participation is free, but we do ask you to let us know you’ll be attending via:

Many universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands have included in their strategic agendas a growing contribution to major societal tasks such as the transitions to an energy-neutral and circular economy or healthcare reform. This means that students increasingly contribute to, and learn in, societal practice. Forms to do this are living labs and hybrid learning environments. These are experimental environments in which collaboration with stakeholders and users of new technologies and ways of working in an everyday context (work, neighbourhood, street, etc.) is paramount. All universities of applied sciences connected to the Expertise Network Systemic Co-Design (ESC) have already developed their own practices around working with students in practice environments with the aim of contributing to societal transitions.

What do these practices look like? What works and what are the challenges? What does it deliver for companies and other stakeholders involved? What is the impact on societal challenges, and what on student learning? And how can we work together to further develop these practices? A panel of engaged lecturers and researchers from the four colleges will discuss this with each other and with the participants.

On the panel we welcome:
Lenny van Onselen, Senior researcher at research group CoDesign and co-designer at Teaching and Learning Network at HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Marlies van der Wee – Bedeker, Educator | Researcher | Regenerative Practitioner | Transformative Learning & Sustainability at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Heleen Geerst, Practor Nieuwe Retail & Coordinator Learning Community Haagse Labs from The Hague Univerisy of Applied Sciences
Guido Stompff, Lector Design Thinking at Inholland University of Applied Sciences


In addition to lecturers, administrators and researchers, we also explicitly invite people from municipalities, coordinators, companies and facilitators involved in these learning environments.

This event will be mainly in Dutch, if you do not speak Dutch but you do understand the language we welcome you to participate as well.