In December 2019, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance has adopted a Strategic Agenda Societal Impact. It did so under the Dutch title Wetenschap die (door)werkt, the English translation was dubbed Science that works in Society.
With this agenda, the faculty wants to make explicit what societal impact is and how it can be generated. And also: why this is important, and how it takes place. Societal impact is always linked to academic education and research, relating them to societal issues, practices and partners. Our education and research continue to add value to society. This is not only theoretically important and enriching, but also is essential in practice: our emphasis on societal themes and our links to societal partners makes science more open, relevant, and legitimate.