The 6th Higher Education in the World report «Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global and the Local» was presented last 10th March in Barcelona in front of a full Auditorium in the emblematic building of La Pedrera.
The edition of the 6th HEIW report focuses on the social compromise of universities at a local and global scale and explores the potential conflict in addressing both local demands of society and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society. 86 experts from 28 countries have contributed to a dissection of the topic and the identification of good practices that can help academic leaders and policy-makers to realize the highest purposes of education and research. This edition is offered in two formats; a printed reduced version and a full version available on open access.
HEIRRI has a box in this report, specifically in the chapter 3 ‘Global Knowledge and Responsible Research’, together with the following articles and projects related in RRI:
– The role of Research in Shaping Local and Global Engagement, Paul Benneworth
– Mechanisms for Higher Education Institutions to Develop Responsible Research and Innovation, Enric Banda
– A New Social Contract, de-facto Responsible Innovation, and Institutional Change: the Case of Arizona State University (ASU), Sally Randles
– The Global Knowledge-based Development Network, Tecnológico de Monterey, Francisco Javier Carrillo Gamboa
– A Short Description of the RRI Tools Project, Enric Banda
The report has been spread worldwide through the GUNi network and its around 250 members and the online version counts on 600 downloads at the moment.