At Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), we strive for positive societal impact. But what exactly do we mean by impact? And what does it mean for our research, education, and engagement? The definition document ‘Defining societal impact at EUR. A common framework for our impact strategy’ helps to answer these questions.
The definition document has been formally adopted by the Executive Board as a general framework for how EUR views impact and serves as a guide for how we approach our impact ambition and organise our impact strategy. The proposal’s aim is to help individual employees, but also teams, departments, and faculties to:
- Define their ambitions regarding societal impact more clearly;
- Enter a dialogue with each other and their environment about how they can keep fulfilling and strengthening their impact strategy.
The text serves as a framework, explicitly leaving room to make own choices. It also provides tools for jointly determining the extent to which we realise this ambition, and what is needed to do so.