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CITIZEN SCIENCE: lead scientific change through co-creation

See the results of the 2022 projects here: Eleven talent student projects (PDF)

See the results of the 2020 projects here: Exploring Citizen Science - Nine talent student projects (PDF)


Deadline for application was January 3rd, 2022.
The program would accept max. 25 students in their first year. 
(We were not not able to accept bachelor students)

The students would learn to:

  • Co-create and manage citizen science projects
  • Employ digital media to engage citizens
  • Critically argue for inclusion of citizens in your field
  • Support the sustainability agenda through citizen engagement
  • Unfold your own profession in a cross-disciplinary team
  • Contribute to citizen science research.

As part of the programme students were invited to participate in a conference and a study trip free of charge.

Citizen Science engages citizens in research – as data collectors, co-analysts and even policy co-developers. It is a fast-growing field within the full range of scientific university disciplines, and it includes methods like Community-Based Research, Public Patient Involvement, Participatory Design.

Citizen Science is a response to the increasing pressure on universities to defend their research investments and to explain benefits to citizens. Citizen Science can also be seen to counter the movements towards a post-factual society.

In this talent program participants would experience innovative ways of engaging citizens, and get a chance to collaborate with students across the natural sciences, health, engineering, business and humanities. They would learn what it takes to make science matter in society. Become a talented, visionary, high achiever who wants to make a difference.

International exposure. As part of the programme the students were invited to participate at a conference, where they could will pick up on the current state-of-the-art within Citizen Science. Furthermore students would attend a study trip to meet up with Citizen Science entrepreneurs and researchers. Travel and accommodation were included for the students who joined the programme.

SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Center includes research frontrunners across all five faculties. The center provides cases of sciences that may benefit from citizen engagement. The students got to work with some of the most progressive SDU researchers and receive support from professors who understand the principles and techniques of citizen science.


Citizen Science – Talent Programme 2022 booklet (PDF)


Professor Jacob Buur - 

Last Updated 30.08.2023