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…)

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…)

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

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. (more…)

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

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

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.

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

‘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. (more…)

Great turnout for the first Summer School on RRI

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.) (more…)

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