RRI: beyond the 6 key issues

The European Commission defined six thematic elements of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): public engagement, science ethics, science education, gender equality, open access and governance. The HEIRRI project has built upon them and aims to go beyond them. RRI is a critical and transformative concept of the science-society relationship, emerged from scholarly research. Its content

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The gender dimension of RRI: fighting for equality

It is well known that Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) involves a strong gender equality dimension. This is not trivial: still today, only 28% of the world’s researchers are women, and they remain the minority in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Gender segregation in science is changing but at a very

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HEIRRI and the new RRI Toolkit

HEIRRI is present at the new RRI Toolkit from RRI Tools, launched online last 7th of March. The resources developed by HEIRRI will be available at this section of the RRI Toolkit: www.rri-tools.eu/-/heirri_project. These resources will include RRI training programs and formative materials designed for the different HEI educational levels (undergraduate, MD and PhD, summer

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HEIRRI at the Going Global 2016. We want to hear from you!

Do you know any relevant courses, educational programmes, course materials, or other resources related to RRI in teaching and learning contexts in Africa? Spread the voice and LISTEN! Contact us through heirri@acup.cat From 3th to 5th May, 2016 in Cape Town will be held “Going Global 2016” Conference, an open forum that brings together world education leaders

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Reflections after the 1st HEIRRI conference

The HEIRRI conference celebrated on March 18th was a great success. You can read here a brief summary of the day and also check the final programme and the HEIRRI Flickr page for the pictures. More than 150 people from 20 different countries attended the conference in CosmoCaixa (Barcelona), a great amount of people if

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Attendance success at the 1st HEIRRI Conference

The first HEIRRI conference “Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University” has gathered on March 18th more than 150 people from all over the world to discuss about the integration of the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in university education. Professionals from the Research, Development and Innovation system, teaching staff from universities, members

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1st HEIRRI Conference

Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University CosmoCaixa Science Museum, Barcelona, Spain Friday 18th of March, 2016 Context The Research and Innovation (R&I) system is under heavy pressure and profound transformation. While society increasingly relies on R&I to address the challenges of our time -such as climate change, global health, sustainable development, scarcity of resources,

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All ready for the 1st HEIRRI Conference!

The 1st HEIRRI Conference ‘Teaching RRI at University’ will take place on Friday 18th March at Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona. Lecturers and attendees will discuss about how research and innovation should respond to the needs of society and how universities can contribute towards a responsible science education. The Conference will bring together around 200 professionals working on the

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