· HEIRRI project (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) opens today the Call for Abstracts of its 1st Conference, hosted in Barcelona next 18th March 2016
· The Call is open to contributions that present practices and training resources on how different elements of RRI are being integrated into higher education curricula and the learning outcomes to which they lead

HEIRRI 1st Conference, Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University, to be held in Barcelona next 18th March 2016, is a stimulating forum to discuss new ways to teach and learn how research and innovation should adapt to current changing times.

The Call for Abstracts of this 1st HEIRRI Conference welcomes contributions that present practices and training resources on how different elements of RRI –including research integrity, gender equality, science governance, open access, public engagement, but also anticipation, diversity, inclusion, reflection, responsiveness, sustainability, transparency and others– are being integrated into higher education curricula and the learning outcomes to which they lead.

Contributions from different countries, contexts, and disciplines, both from the humanities as well as natural and social sciences, are highly appreciated given the
multidisciplinary approach of RRI.

Have a look at the preliminary Conference program here.


Abstracts should be submitted using the template provided here before December 15th 2015 (23:59 European Central Time), to: heirri.conference@fundaciolacaixa.org.

Further information about the Conference and abstract submission can be found here.

What is HEIRRI?

HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation) is a European project that aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation”, or RRI, in the science and engineering degrees, mainly focusing on universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs). HEIRRI started on September 1st 2015, it will last three years and it has an approximate budget of one and a half million euros.

HEIRRI is led by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the HEIRRI Consortium is composed by the Aarhus University (Denmark), the University of Bergen (Norway), the University of Split (Croatia), the Institute for Advanced Studies (Austria), “la Caixa” Foundation (Spain), the company Innovatec (Spain), the European network of science centres and museums Ecsite (with more than 400 institutions from 50 countries) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP, which chairs GUNi, the Global University Network for Innovation, with 208 universities in 78 countries).


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