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Das Gebäude in der Bahnhofstraße 57 in Cloppenburg, in dem sich der Science Shop befindet.

A Science Shop for the region Oldenburger Muensterland

This is who we are

At Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg we build bridges to bring knowledge to life. As a regionally anchored science shop, we create spaces for dialogue, idea development and joint projects between science and society. Since 2012 our Science Shop is an institution of the University of Vechta in cooperation with the district of Cloppenburg. With our office at Bahnhofstrasse 57 in Cloppenburg, we provide a contact point for everyone

  • who sees a potential research question in their concerns and wants to develop and answer it together
  • who is looking for scientific support for a project idea
  • who wants to contribute knowledge to current research projects
  • or simply wants to gain an insight into scientific work

Our work is all about dialogue. We share knowledge from university with the wider community. But we also help to transfer the valuable knowledge and diverse experiences and observations of the the population into research. In joint projects with interested citizens, associations and organisations, municipalities and companies, we utilise and link different sources of knowledge in order to develop innovative and regionally fitting solutions for urgent social challenges - and put them into practice together. To accomplish this, we can draw on a wide range of methods and formats and a local, national and also international network that we have built up over the last ten years.

Become part of our community and contribute your questions and ideas to the projects of Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg!

Networking beyond the region

Science shops want to mediate between crucial challenges of society and citizens' questions on one hand and the scientific community and universities on the other. Knowledge should be provided for everyone so that all are able to take action accordingly and get involved in society. And science should investigate topics that concern society and contribute to solving problems. Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg works on these goals together with other science shops in Europe and beyond. We are a member in two science shop networks and frequently work together on projects with other science shops.

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Wissnet is the network of German-speaking science shops. The network was founded in 2014 by six science shops from Germany and Austria.

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Living Knowledge

Living Knowledge is an international network of science shops around the world.

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