Call for journalists: Travel grants for Big Science Business Forum 2018

Call for journalists: Travel grants for Big Science Business Forum 2018

The organisers of Europe’s first Big Science Business Forum 2018 (BSBF2018) invite journalists from Europe to apply for a media travel grant. 10 grants are available and a grant covers travel and accommodation up to 750 euro during BSBF2018. The forum takes place in Copenhagen 26-28 February 2018.

Nine of Europe’s largest Big Science organisations – CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E, and ILL – have come together to create BSBF2018. They want to see a stronger, more transparent and consolidated Big Science market in Europe for the benefit of both Big Science and businesses. (more…)

2nd HEIRRI Conference & call for abstracts launch!

2nd HEIRRI Conference & call for abstracts launch!

HEIRRI 1st conferenceThe 2nd HEIRRI Conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. It will be held in Vienna on the 27th April 2018.

Call for abstracts is now open! The EC-funded project is seeking for contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education. In the 2nd HEIRRI Conference, this H2020 project welcomes contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education.

Specifically, HEIRRI invites applications that put a spotlight on activities designed to integrate more democratic governance in research and innovation with an emphasis on positive societal impacts along with a promotion and application of a more anticipatory, reflexive, inclusive and responsive approach to research and innovation into higher education curricula. The main emphasis should be placed on specific educational outcomes and achievements. The project is seeking for applications from different countries, context and disciplines, both from the humanities and the natural and social sciences. (more…)

HEIRRI at “Connecting higher education” conference in London

HEIRRI at “Connecting higher education” conference in London

kick off heirri pequeOn June 27th and 28th, the HEIRRI project will be presented at the conference “Connecting Higher Education: International perspectives on research-based education” celebrated in London and organised by University College London (UCL). HEIRRI will be part on the symposium “(Re)Orienting research-based education towards a responsible research and innovation perspective”, moderated by Catherine O’Mahony and with the presentations from Melanie Smallman (RRI Tools project), Valentina Tassone (EnRRICH project) and the HEIRRI project manager, Núria Saladié.
Representing the HEIRRI project, Núria Saladié will present the recent advancements on the developing of teaching materials. The session will be split in two halves, one being the presentations of projects and the other being a dynamic part of discussion.

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International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation

International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation

BarcelonaThe GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation, to be held on the 18th and 19t September 2017 in Barcelona.
This Conference aims to provide intellectual guidance and scientific evidences to the challenges of SDGs, with a humanist and critical thinking approach, promoting research and education to build a fair global community and more sustainable societies. It will count on more than 30 speakers, from around 20 countries, that will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations around the challenges involved with the SDGs.

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The HEIRRI project meets in Vienna

The HEIRRI project meets in Vienna

16903186_1124338051024941_2624431755755833969_oThe European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation), coordinated by Gema Revuelta, director of the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society (SCS-UPF), from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS-UPF), meets on 22 and 23 of June in Vienna. The meeting is hosted by the HEIRRI partner Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS).

This meeting will be a key moment to discuss important issues for the HEIRRI project, such as the Internationalisation Call for Scholarships, the teaching materials following the training programmes, and the coming pilots. Other issues that will be discussed are the Exploitation potential of the project or the partnership with museums, together with the communication actions of HEIRRI and the boosting of the Forum Online. (more…)