Reconnecting the University to the Region of Twente: Findings from the RUNIN-Design Lab Think Tank

Liliana Fonseca (Editor), Huong Thu Nguyen (Editor), Sergio Manrique (Editor), Paul Benneworth (Editor), Kwadwo Atta-Owusu, Ridvan Cinar, David Fernández Guerrero, Sofya Kopelyan, Saeed Moghadam-Saman, Maria Salomaa, Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin, Gerwin Evers, Eloïse Germain-Alamartine, Alina Meloyan, Lisa Nieth, Mirjam Schuijff

Research output: Book/ReportOther report


The RUNIN project's Design Lab Think Tank took place on 28th June 2018. Its aim was to discuss the topic of universities' engagement with society, specifically in their region. It used a world café format that brought together regional stakeholders to discuss how the University of Twente (UT) can incorporate societal questions in its core activities and, through this, create regional benefits. This report provides a description of the event, a summation of the initiatives proposed and an analysis of the discussion that was prompted by the sub-questions around the subject of universities' societal engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorway
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018


  • university of Twente
  • regional engagement
  • engagement
  • regional development

Cite this