On 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.
Pompeu Fabra University, apart from being the project Coordinator, is also the partner in charge of the creation of the HEIRRI training materials. These materials teach the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) using inquiry-based learning methodologies and promoting a broad understanding of RRI as an approach that encourages reflection, transdisciplinarity and critical thinking.
The HEIRRI project is one of the first initiatives that Horizon2020 sets in motion in order to integrate RRI in the university education. Its aim is to ensure that future science and engineering professionals (and from other related fields) incorporate RRI in their activity.