More Resistance Than Expected
Some Ph.D. Program Directors Refuse to See the Responsible Research Initiative as an Opportunity
Katrin Muff

I had the opportunity to present the initiative as a keynote speaker at the EFMD Doctoral Programme Conference recently and was surprised by the degree of intellectual resistance to the idea. I had chosen a purposefully interactive presentation format, inviting the audience of Ph.D. Directors to reflect on their role in crafting programs that generate…

North meets South: A call for inclusive global research
Smaranda Boroș, Anita Bosch & Yuliya Shymko

The Covid-19 pandemic is not just a health, economic, and humanitarian crisis, it is laying bare some undeniable truths in societies worldwide: It emphasises the extent of inequalities, both between and within societies. In the dynamics between nations, these inequalities revolve around the reliance on international funding bodies for humanitarian aid — and what happens…

Exemplary Practices

Appendix B: Initiatives and opportunities to change the status quo Category 1: Initiatives on improving research relevance 1. Research Excellence Framework Decisions on assessing research impact. The UK Research Excellence Framework (2014) placed 20% weight on societal impact in assessing universities research programs. 2. The UK Stern Report (2016) calls for a broadening of the…