Interview with Manon Vaal
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Science Shops may play an important role in developing trust and community participation in knowledge, science and technology creation processes Manon Vaal has been promoting the growth of science shops both in the Netherlands and abroad. She talked about the role of science shops as intermediate organizations between society and science. Ms. Vaal also talked about the evolution that science shops have experienced since their appearance 30 years ago. She presented her work at the session “Accreditation and social commitment of higher education” during the III GUNI International Conference on Higher Education “Accreditation for quality assurance: What is at stake?”.