General information about the AFINO Research School

General information about the AFINO Research School

The training for PhD candidates is very different from a discipline to another, from a department to another, from a university to another, and from academia to business and industry. While this is a strength, as it gives rise to a variety of backgrounds and expertise, it also means that not all PhD candidates are given the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the broad social impacts of their research, and to network on the basis of commonalities.

To try and address these disparities, the AFINO Research School (WP3, Anne Bremer and Matthias Kaiser at the SVT, UiB) will develop and run interdisciplinary courses for PhD candidates from varied research cultures, on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We will address themes such as history and philosophy of science, research ethics, the social contract of science, the triple/quadruple helix model of innovation, and the interactions between science, society and policy (for instance, the challenges of doing RRI for SDGs and the challenges related to models and numbers for policy).

The research school will be articulated around one-week summer schools and shorter lectures series by Norwegian and international scholars (including members of the AFINO international committee). The objective is to create a networking platform for Norwegian PhD candidates where participants learn about and critically discuss aspects of RRI and CSR and their concrete implementation in their own research projects.

The research school in key words:

The research school in key words:

  • PhDs from varied research cultures
  • Focus on RRI and CSR
  • Interdisciplinary and critical discussions
  • Unique networking opportunity

Facts:

Facts:

  • All courses are in English
  • Open for participants from outside the AFINO hub
  • Next event: AFINO summer school, 23rd to 27th August.
  • For more information and sign up, look here.