HEIRRI meeting in Aarhus: a Danish colourful gathering!

The 7th Consortium meeting of the HEIRRI project took place on the 31st January and 1st February in Aarhus (Denmark). It was hosted by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, from Aarhus University, who welcomed the rest of the project members. During the 2 days of the gathering, the different HEIRRI partners

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Advice papers on Doctoral Education and Citizen Science at universities

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) published the advice paper “Maintaining a quality culture in doctoral education at research-intensive universities”. LERU universities have analysed how they develop and review a quality culture in doctoral education and how they implement quality assessment procedures. The result is a paper with practical examples from universities on how

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HEIRRI at the IAU 15th General Conference ‘Higher Education: a catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies’

More than 300 participants from 85 nations worldwide took part in the IAU 15th General Conference ‘Higher Education: a catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies’. The event was hosted in Bangkok on 13-16th November 2016 by a consortium of Thai universities. The main topics of this year’s conference focused on sharing strategies and practices that

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Nature’s editorial on engaging science and society

The new year has started and Nature begins it as well intending its editorial to the engagement between science and society. On the 4th January 2017 issue, this international weekly journal of science encourages researchers to venture beyond their comfort zones to engage with citizens.  Read the editorial here. Picture copyright: Nature In the context that the editorial

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Join the online forum! A dialogue on integration and a better application of RRI in higher education

The aim of the HEIRRI project is to promote the integration of RRI within the formal and informal education of future scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in the research, development, and innovation process. Based on the conducted RRI stock-taking inventory containing results of a throughout state-of-the-art review and an extensive scan of projects, initiatives

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