The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

On June 26th, the HEIRRI Consortium gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the last meeting of the project, due to conclude at the end of August. The team used this opportunity to share final results of the several tasks of the project, but it was most of all a time for discussion and reflection about what the group has achieved during the three years of work. (more…)

The public perceives the use of neuroenhancement technologies in the fields of education and employment with expectation and caution

The public perceives the use of neuroenhancement technologies in the fields of education and employment with expectation and caution

An international team of researchers has revealed the views held by the citizens of Europe and the United States on the hypothetical use of “neuroenhancement” techniques among academics and professionals. The term “neuroenhancement” refers to the application, in healthy people, of a technique or substance to improve a strategic cognitive ability, such as memory, concentration, calculation, etc. The use of these technologies is not usually questioned when applied in the treatment of diseases. The difference this research contributes is that what it explores is what the general population thinks about its use and research in healthy people. (more…)

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

The second and last HEIRRI Conference celebrated in Vienna on April 27th 2018 has gathered around 150 people from 43 countries under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”. The event has been centred in discussing about RRI teaching and learning, as well as presenting the work done during the almost three years of project. (more…)

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

From April 3rd to 6th 2018, the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, hosts the international conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network. This year, Gema Revuelta (Director of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, SCS-UPF), Carolina Llorente (SCS-UPF Coordinator) and Núria Saladié (SCS-UPF International Projects’ Coordinator) participate in this year’s event, revolving around the theme “Science, Stories and Society”. (more…)

Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

The HEIRRI Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduces the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the different approaches towards it. It will show inspiring RRI practices and activities and give participants the opportunity to investigate RRI in a role-play exercise. Participants will develop first ideas on how to implement RRI into practice and will be given the chance to exchange their views. (more…)

The HEIRRI consortium meets in Barcelona: experiences on RRI and Higher Education

The HEIRRI consortium meets in Barcelona: experiences on RRI and Higher Education

The 10th Consortium meeting of the HEIRRI project took place on the 13th and 14th December in Barcelona (Spain). The gathering was hosted by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), who welcomed the rest of the project members to the Rectorate of the Pompeu Fabra University, located in the historical Plaça de la Mercè in the heart of the old town of Barcelona.

This 2-day meeting was a key moment to discuss important issues for the project, such as the coming 2nd HEIRRI Conference, which will be held in Vienna on the 27th April 2018. Under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”, the 2nd HEIRRI Conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of RRI within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. The meeting was useful to discuss the 60 abstracts that have been submitted to participate at the Conference. The accepted abstracts will be published electronically at the HEIRRI website in the coming weeks, as well as the keynote speakers and the final programme. Free registration opened a few weeks ago and the Conference already counts with more than 190 registered participants. Do not miss out and register now here! (more…)