HEIRRI workshop in Accra: 'Facilitating reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation'
The GUNi's Regional Office in Africa, together with the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Global University Network for Innovation Secretariat, organize this workshop in the framework of the H2020 project HEIRRI.
Association of African Universities headquarters
address: Trinity Avenue, Legon - Accra, Ghana
Brief description of the workshop
1. apply concepts of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to discuss the societal implications of research and innovation (R&I) developments
2. outline how to promote reflection on RRI and related issues in higher education settings.
This is a full-day workshop combining an input lecture by the course instructor with in-class group work using a case example, presentations, and plenary discussions.
Researchers, teachers and university staff interested in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Prof. Peter Okebukola
9.15 – 13.00h Part 1. Reflecting the impacts of R&I
• Multidisciplinary Speed dating
• Analysis of RRI aspects involved in a transdisciplinary research topic: ageing
13.00 – 14.00h Lunch break
14.00 – 16.00h Part 2. Applying concepts of RRI
• Presentation of the theoretical RRI framework
• Debate through card exchange exercise
16.15 – 18.00h Part 3. Facilitating reflection on RRI in higher education
• Analysis of different teaching approaches to teach RRI
• Final discussion
The workshop is hosted by the Africa Regional Office of GUNi with Professor Peter A. Okebukola as President and Professor Shabani as Executive Secretary and with the collaboration of the Association of African Universities (AAU).
The workshop is organised by the Association of Public Universities of Catalonia (ACUP) and the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) as partner of the HEIRRI project consortium. The HEIRRI project is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
What is the HEIRRI Project?
HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) is a European project funded by the Science for Society H2020 call. HEIRRI is leaded by Pompeu Fabra University and has 9 partners from across Europe representing individual institutions, associations of universities and science institutions. HEIRRI aims to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in higher education institutions, and specifically to provide teaching programmes and materials in different formats for higher education institutions to integrate into the curriculums of their courses. A global scope and expertise on RRI is provided by the HEIRRI consortium. Visit the project's blog for further information www.heirri.eu