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Building bridges in RRI education

Many initiatives around Europe deal with the concept of RRI and education; in this sense, HEIRRI and EnRRICH projects work in similar directions and focus their efforts to develop a responsible voice in Higher Education. The EnRRICH project organized its 1st conference on June 22-24 in the framework of the Living Knowledge Conference. The event

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RRI education to strengthen the relationship between science and society

Why is RRI training in higher education institutions necessary to strengthen the relationship between science and society?  Educating today’s students, who are members of society and future researchers, is critical for developing a responsible voice of tomorrow. An education beyond the technical core of the subjects is necessary to engage students as committed, active, thinking

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The HEIRRI consortium meets in Bergen: moving forward!

The 4th consortium meeting of the HEIRRI project took place on the 9th-10th June in Bergen (Norway). The gathering was hosted by the University of Bergen (UiB), who welcomed members from the 9 European institutions participating in the project. During the 2 days of the meeting the current status of the project, its aims and

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HEIRRI, getting international

For the HEIRRI projects aims at reaching several countries in Europe and beyond, its Internationalization task is crucial. The member of the HEIRRI Consortium who is in charge of this relevant part is ACUP, the Catalan Association of Public Universities, who has already knitted the network for the proper growth of HEIRRI. One of these

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Videos launch! 1st HEIRRI Conference & interview capsules

During the 1st HEIRRI Conference ‘Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University’, held on March 18 2016, five short videos were produced. The first video shows a general overview of the congress and the intense debate and participation that emerged during the event. The other four videos are videocapsules with interviews recorded during the conference,

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About Open Access – what does it mean for HEIRRI?

Open access to scientific information is one of the driving forces of efficient science and innovation. In fact, it might be the most important one, considering the pervasive continuity in the scientific research. Inherently, science and innovation are a collaborative enterprise of the collective mind of humanity. This pattern of building on previous discoveries was

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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. However, from its very beginnings, the HEIRRI project has emphasized that the concept of RRI is way more than these arbitrarily assigned issues. RRI is a critical and transformative concept

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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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