Launch of the 2021 Science Shop projects

From February 15, 2021 to July 31, 2021

Local food for school cafeterias, rooftop gardens, access to rights in prison, support for transplant patients... Take a look at the six studies supported by the Université de Lyon’s Science Shop for 2021.

Since its creation in 2014, each year, the Université de Lyon’s Science Shop program gives apprentice researchers and students working towards their professional career the opportunity to harness their knowledge to tackle a social issue raised by a group of citizens.

Science Shop interns will spend February to August working alongside an organization to co-develop ideas as part of a participatory research project. Their studies will be supervised by research professors who are involved in their research subject.

To enable them to successfully combine their academic knowledge with their host organizations’ hands-on expertise, students will also receive ongoing support from the Science Shop program, which offers them three specific training courses.

Given the growing lack of trust in science, the Science Shop program’s projects also aim to re-establish a connection between scientists and the general public by encouraging them to share ideas on a wide range of topics such as rooftop biodiversity, agricultural land use or helping the homeless through creative activities. This year, thanks to the support of UdL institutions, seven organizations will host interns studying human and natural sciences at the following universities: the Université Lumière Lyon 2, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.

Take a look at the differend subjects offered in 2021

Find out more on the Science Shop website