Great innovation in IT education on Campus Groningen! By moving in to the new premises on Zernike Campus, the Digital Society Hub started a new phase. The innovation workspot of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences now has its own homebase where students, researchers, local government and companies can work together on new developments in the field of digitalisation. The hub has multifunctional rooms foor meet up, scrum and events, tehre is an VR lab and a maker space with 3D equipment, drones and special touch tabels for presentations. This gives us the oppotunity to develop structural relations with our social partners", according to Roland Hiemstra, director of the Digital Society Hub. "And that is beneficial to everyone!"
Educational innovation is the main purpose
The Hanze University has a large number of innovation workspots. The aim of these 'IWP's' is to create unique breeding grounds for innovation, where students can work on real-life cases that will actually lead to new products, services and knowledge. Within the Digital Society Hub digitalisation is central, but since this has a large influence on most disciplines, there is a close cooperation with studies in the fields of health care, energy, mobility, viability and agriculture.
"Our main aim of course is educational renewal: we want to give our students the best education possible, and prepare them for the future job market,", explains Hiemstra. "In the strategic plan of the Hanze University it has been determined that every student from the year 2020 will spend time in a innovation workspot. By doing so, we ensure that we keep involving companies and research to provide students with the best possible education."
Source article: samenwerkingnoord.nl
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