Contextualising the RRI approach for universities: The importance of place and positioning when determining societal impact

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Abstract

RRI seeks to further a European knowledge-based competitiveness. The RRI-approach does so by suggesting that higher-educational institutions such as universities align their ed-ucational and research activities with the policy dimensions of RRI. While these dimensions display appealing agendas, universities will find it challenging to match all of these. Accord-ingly, RRI as an approach could run the risk of demotivating universities. In order to reduce such a risk, the paper presents a case study of a Danish university. The paper argues that a concrete way to make RRI operational is to focus on the geography in which universities are placed. From this outset a place-based approach can be strategically adopted by a university to determine the kinds of specific societal interaction and impact with local stakeholders a university should strive for.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateSep 2018
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
EventTRRIPP 2018. Towards RRI Practices and Policies. How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation Approach: from Theory to Reality - Science Centre AHHAA, Tartu, Estonia
Duration: 18 Sep 201819 Sep 2018
https://rri-sis.wixsite.com/m-rrisis2018/trripp-2018-call-for-papers

Conference

ConferenceTRRIPP 2018. Towards RRI Practices and Policies. How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation Approach: from Theory to Reality
LocationScience Centre AHHAA
CountryEstonia
CityTartu
Period18/09/201819/09/2018
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Hansen, J. R., Mechlenborg, M., & Jepsen, M. B. (2018). Contextualising the RRI approach for universities: The importance of place and positioning when determining societal impact. 1-12. Paper presented at TRRIPP 2018. Towards RRI Practices and Policies. How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation Approach: from Theory to Reality, Tartu, Estonia.
Hansen, Jesper Rohr ; Mechlenborg, Mette ; Jepsen, Marie Blomgren. / Contextualising the RRI approach for universities: The importance of place and positioning when determining societal impact. Paper presented at TRRIPP 2018. Towards RRI Practices and Policies. How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation Approach: from Theory to Reality, Tartu, Estonia.12 p.
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Hansen JR, Mechlenborg M, Jepsen MB. Contextualising the RRI approach for universities: The importance of place and positioning when determining societal impact. 2018. Paper presented at TRRIPP 2018. Towards RRI Practices and Policies. How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation Approach: from Theory to Reality, Tartu, Estonia.