Job offer: Science Communications Officer at CEITEC

brussels-519965_960_720Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Science Communications Officer to liase with the external science and business community. This role will require the ability to research, write and edit scientific content, articles and features. As Science Communications Officer, you will need to understand complex scientific information, theories and practices. The candidate should be able to write in clear, concise and accurate language (in English) that can be understood by the general public, and appreciated by the scientific community. Application deadline: 30/11/2017

CEITEC has been created to catalyse the existing basic and applied research in South Moravia to reach new levels. Its purpose is not only to provide its researchers with the best equipment and new laboratory facilities, but to engage in scientific discovery at a glo­bally competitive level. Read More

A database of inspiring practices of RRI is now available online

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An online database that makes available to the public a selection of practical and inspiring learning more about Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has been created as part of the Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation (HEIRRI). 23 exemplary cases are presented in this database, which is an indispensable resource for everyone who works at the forefront of RRI.

The final selection of 23 was made based on the HEIRRI State of the Art Review, which reviewed hundreds of different outcomes ranging from traditional academic papers to training materials, courses, expert interviews, EU projects and more. The review was designed to explore the different ways in which issues of responsibility in R&I can be taught and trained in higher educational institutions.
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HEIRRI participation at RRI conference “Shaping new horizons”

conference3On January 14th and 15th, the HEIRRI project was presented at the conference “RRI shaping new horizons: Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World” in Brussels. The event was organized by four major European projects: GREAT, ProGReSS, Res-Agora, and Responsibility, that together are the Go4 projects.

Gema Revuelta, coordinator of the HEIRRI project, and Núria Saladié, its project manager (both from the Studies Center on Science, Communication and Society from Universitat Pompeu Fabra), went to Brussels to present the initiative among professionals interested in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) from all around the world, coming from both public and private sectors.
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