It is in line with the overall aim of CCR being a highly relevant research environment... /Niklas Sörum, Director of the Centre for Consumption Research (CCR)
Niklas Sörum, Director of the Centre for Consumption Research/CCR about the importance of recognizing societal impact from research conducted at CCR:
"This is an essential part of our research and CCR has a long tradition of working closely together with a number of stakeholders in order to provide research-based knowledge that could inform other organizations and actors than strictly academia or the scientific research community.
It is in line with the overall aim of CCR being a highly relevant research environment that not only observes or comments on society from a distance but also try to work for whatever improvements that our research experiences and results could enable. Obviously, being a relevant research environment could mean a number of different things and as a researcher you cannot always know how or for whom your research might be of relevance. It is very important not to narrow down or develop explicit rules for how researchers ought to communicate their results, detail specific formats for communication or trying to rank specific forms of engagements for research communication. Different research projects have different aims and ambitions, and as an interdisciplinary research environment we need to acknowledge such things."
Below you can find a handful of concrete impacts stemming of our research projects, collaborations and stakeholder engagements. Please, bear in mind that this is not a representative image of all of the research activities with high societal relevance at the center, nor are they ranked in any specific order in terms of relevance or other criteria: