HEIRRI workshop in Brasil: 'Facilitating reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation'
The GUNi's Regional Office in Latin America and Caribbean, together with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and the Global University Network for Innovation Secretariat, organize this workshop in the framework of the H2020 project HEIRRI.
Porto Alegre, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Brief description of the workshop
In this workshop, participants will envision possible futures connected to R&I developments. They will reflect on strategies and ways how to steer these developments and their possible wider societal and environmental impacts using concepts of RRI. Then, the course will especially focus on how to integrate such reflection on issues of RRI into higher education teaching and training. Together in groups participants will develop different approaches and designs for teaching RRI to various higher education audiences.
On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
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)
Auditório Nascente da Faculdade de Engenharia - Prédio Centenário da Escola de Engenharia
Escola de Engenharia da UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – Porto Alegre, Brasil
Address: Praça Argentina, 9 – Centro Histórico Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
Prédio Centenário – Prédio 11101
9.00 - 9.15 Opening words
9.15 - 11.00 Reflecting the impacts of R&I
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 13.00 Applying concepts of RRI
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 - 15.30 Facilitating reflection on RRI in Higher Education
15.30 - 16.00 Wrap-up and final discussion
**Coffee break and lunch are included.
**This course will be delivered in Spanish by Prof. Gema Revuelta, director of the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and coordinator of the HEIRRI project. All materials will be in English.
The workshop is hosted by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação (PPGEDU, Faced, Ufrgs) with Prof. Denise Leite.
The workshop is organized 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.
Registration is now closed. Places were limited and applications have been accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Thank you very much for your interest!
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