• Transformation comes from within the system
    Muhammad Yunus


What is Lasin?
LASIN is a network of Universities across the world that wants to make a real contribution to their communities; fostering cooperation to incubate and influence social change and innovation
Publication Fourth Case Study: Asakaa, the Greeting of Areandina
Friday, November 24, 2017
Considering the ethnic communities and their heritage in a state of vulnerability, Areandina has decided to highlight their practices to generate greater inclusion.
Publication Third Case Study: Park of Life
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Park of Life was proposed by the University of Antioquia and since 2012 in alliance with the Mayor’s Office of Medellín.


Students dictate workshops for entrepreneurs in Sonríe UDD
Monday 15/01/2018
Between the 8th and 13th of January, Business students participated in the summer volunteering in Nancagua, Chile, where they worked with rural entrepreneurs
Affirmative Actions Award of UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Monday 15/01/2018
The award aims to recognize the works of better academic quality and social impact
SISU UFRJ closes its first cycle of work
Thursday 04/01/2018
16 projects of social innovation received mentoring in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Social Innovation Support Units (SISU)

The Social Innovation Support Units aim to widen the scope of regular knowledge transfer activities in order to achieve the following:

  • an increase in new social enterprises and projects;
  • new funding opportunities, including microcredit resources;
  • collaborations between university academics and social programmes in order to lend academic credibility;
  • new innovation models (foundations, cooperatives, not-for- profit companies etc.);
  • standardised measurement of social responsibility based on ISO26000 offered to internal and external, private and public organisations
  • international networks in social innovation
  • measurement procedures to assess both social and economic impact of
  • social innovation initiatives