Resolution of the Call for Applications to test the HEIRRI training materials

31/05/2017

The HEIRRI project involves 2 new Higher Education institutions, from Algeria and India, interested in Responsible Research and Innovation and its integration into the curricula for a pilot test of two of the training programs and materials developed by the HEIRRI project.

After reviewing the applications received on the call to test the HEIRRI training materials, which was launched last 1st March 2017, the HEIRRI evaluation committee estimates to publish the following resolution.

The HEIRRI project announces that the two institutions selected for the scholarship are:

  •  Institute of Water and Energy Sciences – Pan African University (Algeria)
  • Centre for Studies in Science Policy – Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)

The HEIRRI project will also provide with some funding to two more institutions, in this case:

  • Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (Germany)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) 

The selected institutions will pilot the testing of the HEIRRI materials in parallel with the Consortium member institutions (between June 2017 and April 2018). They will actively participate in the learning process, giving feedback on the materials and their use in their institutions. They will also participate in the 2nd HEIRRI Conference, where they will share their experiences with a wider audience and present future plans related to the introduction of RRI teaching in their institutions. 

The rest of the institutions that have submitted their application are invited to test one or more of the materials of their choice and provide feedback to the HEIRRI project. 

Each proposal has been evaluated by the HEIRRI consortium members. The evaluation committee, composed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Aarhus University (AU) and the Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (ACUP), together with the University of Bergen, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and the University of Split, have reviewed the applications and assessed them using the evaluation criteria.

Applications have been evaluated taking into account their:
- clear interest and commitment to implement RRI into the teaching of the higher education institution; and
- compromise to participate and share the pilot experience in the second HEIRRI conference in April 2018.
- priority has been given to higher education institutions from developing countries according to the following classification by the United Nations: click here (see Table C)

HEIRRI is looking forward to welcoming these new institutions to the project!

Resources:
-
Resolution of the Call for Applications to test the HEIRRI training materials
- HEIRRI Training Programs Design: this document presents the final HEIRRI training programmes and the process of developing them. All higher education institutions interested in using the HEIRRI training programmes for teaching RRI, will can find the training programmes and a practical guidance on how to use them in the last part of the deliverable.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona