Participation and involvement at the HEIRRI course on how to train RRI

6e24c29e-3cca-41d9-a6af-b825f6dc47a9On 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. Read More

‘Facilitating reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation’, outline of the HEIRRI workshop in Accra

37535015620_11034df90c_zThe GUNi’s Regional Office in Africa, together with the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Global University Network for Innovation Secretariat, organized the workshop Facilitating reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation on the 17th October 2017 in Accra, Ghana, in the framework of the HEIRRI internationalization plan to spread the project amongst Higher Education Institutions outside Europe.

This workshop was focused on the Train the trainers course on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which is part of the educational materials developed by the UPF within the framework of the European project HEIRRI. Read More

Great turnout for the first Summer School on RRI

IMG_1744_optThe first Summer School on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has taken place at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) from the 12th to the 15th of September. This course has been the first pilot trial to validate the educational materials developed by the UPF within the framework of the European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and RRI).

The aim of this teaching programme has been to help researchers to reflect upon the concept of responsibility in the R+D+i process, and to integrate this reflection into their own professional routines in a practical manner. The 15 participants that have attended this Summer School during an intensive week come from different fields (experimental sciences, political sciences, humanities, etc.) and their level of experience in research is also very varied (doctorate students, teachers and senior research staff, research managers and administration staff, etc.) Read More

Now available: Programme and registration for Campus Gutenberg 2017!

Campus-Gutemberg-17The 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. Read More

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. Read More

Fellowships for the 8th edition of the International School of Science Journalism

sicily_generalThe Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture Erice (Sicily), Italy, are organizing the 8th edition of the International School of Science Journalism. The theme of the course is “Unveiling the Universe: when Science hits the News” and  will be held from July 1st to 6th, 2017. The deadline for applications for the fellowships for the 2017 edition of the school has been extended to April 10th, 2017.

Theme: We are living in exciting times for the study of the universe: thanks to recent breakthroughs as the first direct detection of gravitational waves, scientists are attaining a deeper understanding on its birth, evolution and probable fate, while achieving a better knowledge of our galactic home through the search of extraterrestrial planets and the ongoing quest for life beyond Earth. However, these outstanding but complex discoveries can pose a tough communication challenge to communication professionals and scientists alike, who must look together for the most appropriate and engaging way to respond to the rising public interest. Read More

EUJA fellowship for a study trip to Heidelberg

Heidelberg-300x225Seven years ago the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) organized its first study trip to Heidelberg that was very successful and higly appreciated by scientists and science journalists. This May they are organizing a visit that wonderful city of science again, meet scientists in German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg University and some other research centers.

The study trip will be from 9 to 12 of May. EUSJA has up to 25 slots that include 3 night free accomodation, meal, local transportation and cultural programme. The participants have to take care of their travel expences to and from Heidelberg. The applications should be sent strongly via national association by March 20. Read More

IV edition of the Online Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication

logo-master-2This Friday the 3rd of February is the start of the IV edition of the Online Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona School of Management (UPF-BSM), directed by Gema Revuelta. The aim of this master is to prepare the participants to generate, manage and transmit scientific knowledge and the ideas and opportunities that stem from its application and from the associated technologies.

Throughout the course, the necessary tools will be available to the student for analyzing different scientific information sources, for understanding the methods of communication of this knowledge and for learning about the relationships between the professional world, the technological industries and society. In the workshops and sessions, special attention is paid to the impact that scientific discoveries have on people as well as the ethical problems associated to the whole process of knowledge management. On the other hand, there are also more specific workshops such as those specialized in medical communication, environmental communication, museology or institutional communication, one of the main job opportunities nowadays.

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Workshop on Culture for Nuclear Safety and Journalism

munichThe European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) Association is organizing the “Workshop on Culture for Nuclear Safety and Journalism” under the auspices of the EUROSAFE Conference in Munich on 7 – 8 November 2016The aim of this workshop is to provide a set of informational tools and practical drills for journalists to strength competences required for achieving excellence in Culture for Nuclear Safety at European level.

This activity is funded by the European project NUSHARE which implements a European Education, Training and Information initiative proposed by the Commissioner for Research and Innovation and the Commissioner for Energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 (Fukushima). Read More