At the beginning of April a delegation of ITAS (Miltos Ladikas, Julia Hahn and Pavel Kulakov) visited Moscow. The aim of the trip was to support existing contacts and establish new ones, to exchange new perspectives and to present and discuss current results from the international RRI-Practice project.
Meetings were held with representatives of German institutions in Russia (Helmholtz Office Russia, German Science and Innovation House and German Embassy in Moscow) as well as with Russian organizations. In addition to individual working meetings, a special highlight was the round table organized by the Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU). Representatives of already established partner organizations such as the Tomsk Polytechnic University, the National Polytechnic Research University of Perm or the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science as well as new actors such as the European University of St. Petersburg met here. This meeting was characterized by a lively interest of all sides, which was immediately recorded in a memorandum on further cooperation.
Conferences and teaching
Two conferences formed further major events. The fourth Humanitarian Reading at the Gubkin University for Oil and Gas provided an opportunity for exchange with the humanities and social sciences at a technical university. The symposium "Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" at the Higher School of Economics offered an insight into the TA-related activities in this research area.
In the course of the visit, the cooperation with the BMSTU in the field of teaching was continued. Students who were unable to participate in the study trip to Germany in January were provided with two lectures on TA, RRI and research methods. (26.04.2019)
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