Creating knowledge with society

What we do

Meaningful research for society

Knowledge and innovation hubs

The hubs form the core of our organisation. In the hubs, we offer thesis topics to master students. Each hub has its own scope and approach to the circular economy and sustainable urban development. The research topics are directly connected to external stakeholders such as companies and municipalities. Our hubs aim to:

  1. Formulate demand driven research topics together with external stakeholders
  2. Allow students to conduct research with impact (master thesis/internship)
  3. Develop interdisciplinary research, by connecting students and researchers from three universities.  

You are always welcome to join the hub as an organisation or student.

NOTE: we don't offer internships in the hubs. 

Summerschool DORP

DORP is the interdisciplinary innovation lab ten days prior to the festival Welcome to The Village. In a limited time frame, we build and test innovations in a festival infrastructure that involve energy, water and whatever you come up with, that can catapult us towards a sustainable future.  Students from Leiden, Delft and Erasmus work in interdisciplinary teams together with entrepreneurs,  artists and students from other universities. 

The CfS Knowledge & innovation hubs

The Inclusive City Hub

Inclusive city hub

In the Inclusive City Hub we approach the circular economy from a social perspective with a focus on inclusiveness. 

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The Resilient City Hub

Resilient City Hub

The Resilient City Hub takes a systematic approach to sustainable urban development and future proofing cities. 

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The Greenport Hub

In the Greenport Hub is centered around the new role of the horticulture sector in the circular economy.

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