2nd HEIRRI Conference “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”
Aula der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) offers a framework in which the Research and Innovation system can respond to societal issues in an ethical, transparent and inclusive way, allowing for the engagement of stakeholders to dialogue and encouraging reflection.
RRI has been promoted from both top-down and bottom-up impulses. Its approach allows for self-criticism and adaptive reshaping. It is a complex issue that gathers many perspectives, and that is why the need for strong, robust, and high-quality training on RRI and how to put it into practice has become, more than ever, a necessity.
The HEIRRI project (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) began in 2015 with the aim of integrating RRI in universities and other higher education institutions. One of the main project outputs are the tested training programmes on RRI, ready to be included in university curricula all around the world. With its work, the HEIRRI project contributes in making the R&I system more responsible towards the needs of the society it thrives on.
2nd HEIRRI Conference
The 2nd HEIRRI Conference “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI” will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of RRI within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. Participants, including high-level education representatives, academics, industry, international associations and other stakeholders, will have the opportunity to discuss the HEIRRI training programmes and their piloting, to join debates on the future of RRI in Europe and beyond, to discover other initiatives on RRI training, and to engage in multidisciplinary sessions. A combination of keynote talks, parallel thematic sessions, RRI initiatives speed dating and a poster session are bound to make for an engaging and enriching event. This conference will also allow for networking, all under one roof in the heart of Europe: Vienna.
Have a look at the preliminary conference programme here.
Call for Abstracts:
In this 2nd HEIRRI Conference we welcome contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education.
More information on the call for abstracts and rules for submission here.
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