Socially Responsible Research?

It remains a highly topical issue at most uni­ver­si­ties: how can a com­mit­ment to social respon­si­bi­li­ty and with it, respon­si­ble research and inno­va­ti­on, be shaped?

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In addition to the need to rethink the way research outcomes are measured, there is also a need to reflect on the role of the uni­ver­si­ty in promoting social equity in education. This includes access to knowledge and infor­ma­ti­on for weaker groups and those at risk of social exclusion. This is where the Erasmus+ Inclusive Responsible Research (IRR) project comes in.

Research tra­di­tio­nal­ly rewards sci­en­ti­fic findings that are dis­se­mi­na­ted within one’s own circle. Social impacts usually receive little attention. As a result, most rese­ar­chers whose work is assessed within these para­me­ters have a lack of reference points for clas­si­fy­ing the wider impact of their work. Consequently, there is little to no interest in the impact of their findings beyond the academic field. In terms of promoting social respon­si­bi­li­ty, new approa­ches and forms of support that go beyond theo­re­ti­cal analysis are needed.

3s is working in the IRR project con­sor­ti­um with experts from Spain, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia on indi­ca­tors, dia­gno­stic tools and gui­de­lines for improving the social impact of research. The findings generated through a thorough empirical approach (including qua­li­ta­ti­ve inter­views with around 150 research groups) cul­mi­na­tes in an indis­pensable online guide for researchers.

 


Contact: Eva Steinheimer

Mail to eva..steinheimer@3s.co.at

Client: Erasmus+ - Europäische Kommission

Duration: 09/2020-08/2022

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

The European Union’s “Pact for Skills” calls both public and private stake­hol­ders to launch or streng­then coll­ec­ti­ve education and training initia­ti­ves. 3s supports the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

New VET model for Greece

This project supports the Greek govern­ment in deve­lo­ping a new model for VET schools to improve the quality, labour market relevance and attrac­ti­ve­ness of voca­tio­nal education and training.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

The European Union’s “Pact for Skills” calls both public and private stake­hol­ders to launch or streng­then coll­ec­ti­ve education and training initia­ti­ves. 3s supports the implementation.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe.