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…)
Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is looking for candidates with an advanced degree to join its outreach office. The selected person will assist the DIPC outreach personnel. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter or a brief statement of interest to jobs(at)dipc.org before next December 22, 2017.
Among others, assistance and support to organize and coordinate DIPC’s multiple outreach projects and events (actions fostering scientific culture, public lectures, festivals, encounters, workshops, etc.), write and revise scientific and institutional press releases, send press releases and pay attention to the media, broadcasting in the Internet (social media, newsletters, etc.) and follow up the impact of the activities done by the DIPC community, in particular, by its president, and help in the preparation and updating of corporative communication material (reports, brochures, website). Occasionally, support to elaborate proposals and reports related to DIPC’s participation in different projects and funding applications. The quality of the job will need to be consistent with DIPC’s excellence in research, and the hired person will directly answer to the DIPC’s outreach manager. (more…)
On Tuesday November 21st, the train the trainers course “Reflecting on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)”, organized within the framework of the European project HEIRRI, was held in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. About 50 people attended the course from various universities throughout the country, research centres, foundations and private entities.
The session, which took place from 9:00 to 14:00h, had as its core the reflection about the concept of RRI and how it could be integrated into different levels of higher education. Issues such as inclusion, sustainability or interdisciplinarity were discussed, keeping other RRI-basic concepts such as ethics or gender equality as transversal axis of the debates. The course was aimed at people with an interest in teaching the concept and practice of RRI, whether within universities or in other areas.
The course was one of the pilots organised by the HEIRRI project, led by Gema Revuelta. This pilot in particular was co-organized by the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society, and the Educational Research Group in Health Sciences of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of Pompeu Fabra University. The teaching team was composed of Gema Revuelta and Mar Carrió (directors), Gemma Rodríguez and Carolina Llorente. The results of sessions like this, together with the evaluation surveys completed after each pilot, will be used to improve the HEIRRI teaching programs.
- Session’s details: https://www.upf.edu/documents/6602910/101387784/Ficha+curso+formadores+RRI+%28HEIRRI%29+21Nov2017.pdf/d5f44598-2f63-b4f1-1c97-e913d70ff180
- Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society: ccs.upf.edu
- HEIRRI project: www.heirri.eu
The programme and registration form for the Campus Gutenberg 2017 on Scientific Communication and Culture are now available. This year, we are celebrating the 7th edition of this event with a programme filled with different kind of activities that will fulfil all your expectations. The event will be attended by experienced professionals, who will share their knowledge and experience in round-table discussions, a laboratory of ideas, mini-talks and many other activities related to scientific dissemination.
We would like to remind you that all talks and discussions will be in Spanish.
This year, the Campus will take place on September 18 and 19 in Barcelona and will be hosted by the UPF Barcelona School of Management. We really encourage you to participate. You can register for free using this registration form. (more…)
The magazine of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network highlights HEIRRI in its new edition
The HEIRRI project, a Horizon2020 initiative coordinated by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), features in the last edition of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) magazine “the Business Innovator” as part of the article “The Responsible Response”. You can read it online via this link (edition called “Business Sans Frontières”).
The text consists of an interview to Gema Revuelta, the Coordinator of HEIRRI. She comments on the importance of introducing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into the curricula of higher education institutions with the aim to prepare the future generation of scientist, engineers and also entrepreneurs to have into account the needs, values and expectations of the society they thrive in. All in all, the interview tells how HEIRRI is relevant not only for universities, but also when thinking about the next generation of responsible entrepreneurs that is being trained. (more…)
Job offer: University of Wisconsin is looking for a tenure track assistant professor in science communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC), located in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS), seeks applications for a tenure track assistant professor in strategic communication in the life sciences.
The successful candidate will carry out different tasks regarding communication:
- Research in strategic and/or marketing communication, using as context of research one or more of CALS key strategic areas: health, food, bioenergy, climate change, community development, ecosystems, etc. For more info, click here.