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Issue #2

March 2017

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NUCLEUS is getting ready for its implementation phase, which will test new strategies to embed RRI in academic environments. To prepare, we’ve been drawing together advisors, working groups and research results. We’re excited to share the latest steps with you!

New to the Project? Here's what you need to know:

NUCLEUS is a four-year, Horizon 2020 project investigating how to bring Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to life in universities and research institutions. Beginning in 2017, NUCLEUS will implement new policies and programming in international test sites to understand the DNA of RRI. Intrigued? Learn more here.

Beijing Science Festival

RRI around the World

Lots learned, more to come

RRI is a European name, but the concept is international. Different cultures also focus on different aspects: South African RRI practice incorporates indigenous knowledge, while Chinese concepts emphasise social responsibility. Find out more in the case studies of the Cultural Adaptation Study!

Advisory Committee Meeting

First NUCLEUS Advisory Committee Meeting

Minds and motivations meet

Ambition, diversity of perspectives and depth of thinking were strengths admired by the advisors, who also brought challenging ideas to sharpen the project outcomes. Read more.


New NUCLEUS VIDEO: Bringing RRI to Life

Get excited for November 2017!

Our new video gives a taste for how the project partners are working together, developing strategies to embed RRI in universities. If you know someone interested in embedding RRI, share it!

NUCLEUS Advisory Committee Meeting
RRI Workshop

Responsible Journalism

Science Journalists Network website goes live

Big changes are underway in journalism and media. The Science Journalists Network is exploring where RRI fits into this landscape through articles and workshops. Read more.

Nino Dvalidse

Partner Interview

“Universities are not separate from society”

We spoke with the Vice Rector of Ilia State University, Nino Dvalidze, about Ilia's motivation for embedding RRI, and how she thinks her university can begin its culture change. Read more.

Flags of EU and Belgium

First Review Meeting

Discussing our progress and future plans

NUCLEUS had its first review meeting on 22 February, 2017, with representatives from all work packages participating. It's an important step for a Horizon 2020 project, and we're grateful to Prof. Richard Owen, our engaged external expert, for his reflections on our plans. We'll share updates once we have the official comments at the end of March!

Flags of EU and Belgium

Coming up soon...

Working group meetings and conferences

NUCLEUS: Embedded Nuclei Working Group Meetings

14-15 March, 2017 (Belgrade, Serbia)
22-23 June, 2017 (Tbilisi, Georgia)

NUCLEUS: Study Integration Working Group Meeting

27 March, 2017 (Bielefeld, Germany)

NUCLEUS: Mobile Nuclei Working Group Meeting

28 May, 2017 (Leuven, Belgium)

NUCLEUS: Annual Conference 2017

5-6 October, 2017 (Hannover, Germany)
Register your interest to receive updates!

External: Bielefeld University RRI Symposium

Coming to Grips with a Contentious Concept
31 March - 1 April, 2017 (Bielefeld, Germany)
Speakers include Martin Carrier (Bielefeld University), Anne Dijkstra (University of Twente) and Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University)

External: Yalta International Economic Forum

Forum website
20-22 April, 2017 (Yalta, Crimea)
Speakers include Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University)

External: Annual EARMA Conference 

Negotiating Research: What is the Best Deal for Europe?
24-26 April, 2017 (Valletta, Malta)
Speakers include Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University)

External: Annual EUSEA Conference

Beyond HORIZONs: Framing the Future
29-30 May, 2017 (Leuven, Belgium)
Speakers include Leonardo Alfonsi (Psiquadro), Edward Duca (University of Malta), Annette Klinkert (Eusea Executive Director, and Rhine-Waal University) and Andrea Troncoso (Eusea)
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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