The 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…)
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 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…)
The 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. (more…)
Seven 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. (more…)
This 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.