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Issue #5

November 2018

4th Annual NUCLEUS Conference 2018

Thank you for joining us!

Living rri:
opening research to the needs and values of society

In a world where perspectives are becoming increasingly polarised, our ability to listen and understand one another will determine the legacy we leave behind.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is all about this inclusivity. We want to live in a society that communicates, shares values and respects one another, while moving towards our common goals. But as with any relationship, this is a challenge. It is a challenge that requires change from all parties. And change is difficult.

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Are you engaged?

Interview with Paul Manners

We live in a time where instant and constant communication is the norm, the idea of ‘public engagement’ has gone from being innovative, to becoming a buzzword, to setting a new standard. Or has it? Cassi Camilleri speaks to Paul Manners, Director of the UK’s National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, to find out.

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Interview with Giulia Bubbolini

All of us have tried convincing someone of something in our lifetime. It can be tough. Now try getting politicians, businesses, academics, researchers ANDcommunity members to all agree on the best way to conduct research. Cassi Camilleri sits down with Giulia to find out what we need to do to make that happen.

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Academia needs art think

Interview with María Acaso

Disruptiveness is considered a negative quality in many contexts, but Maria Acaso is revolutionising learning by injecting it into her classrooms. Cassi Camilleri writes.

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Social media coverage

The social media channels were abuzz with commentary throughout the conference, check out a summary of our social media feeds based on the event's hashtags.

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Get to know our modular approaches!

Mobile Nuclei (MN) within the NUCLEUS project consist of a minimum of twenty units to test innovative RRI approaches in different settings and environments. Just in September 2017our partners held six events: European Researchers' Night (Tartu, Estonia and Perugia, Italy), V&S (Stockholm, Sweden), Lower Silesian Festival (Wroclaw, Poland), Science College (Böchum, Germany)and Science Meeting (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Although there is still plenty to report, here you will find some stories of past Mobile Nucleus events.

Wellcome Genome Campus BioHackathon

The genomes and biodata hackathon (#BioDataHack) was the first of its type to be held on the campus, bringing together researchers, technicians, software developers and bioinformaticians to develop new and usable solutions to healthcare challenges. 

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British Natural History Consortium

Two ‘open discussion’ events were held bringing practitioners, community stakeholders and researchers together to discuss and debate latest issues, practice and knowledge in behavioural science; allowing opportunity for both practice and research to be lead and develop on reflection of one another.

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Smart Because of You conference

This conference looked at examples of good practice locally in Nottingham and scoped possible ways forward for future participatory Smart research activity. 

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science college at ruhr university bochum

Science College is a highly effective approach for directing budding researchers' attention to the overarching issues of science and society.

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Embedded Nucleus fosters “Open Science” at Rhine Waal-University

Founded in 2009, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) is one of the youngest universities in Germany. With more than 7.000 students from over 120 countries, HSRW is also one of the most international universities in Europe. With its two campus locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, HSRW is a university that is both deeply rooted in the Lower Rhine and connected to the world. The founding of HSRW was based on a strong political commitment to establish a new regional institution of higher education fostering structural change and innovation processes in and for the Lower-Rhine region. The major goal of the Embedded Nucleus at HSRW is to build upon this “founding history” by connecting Responsible Research and Innovation processes with knowledge-based development strategies and socio-economic challenges in the Lower Rhine region. Inside the academic institution, the Embedded Nucleus encourages the development of open and transfer-oriented organizational structures and dialogue-oriented formats closely related to the Strategic Development Plan of the university (Hochschulentwicklungsplan), published in 2017.

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a6e8ec6d-e28e-440a-8503-188e0e7954b2.gif FUNDING This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 664932. The project is coordinated by Rhine-Waal University, Germany.
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