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Sustainability in a (post?) pandemic world: asking the right question on the role of Universities in R&I today

The TORCH Forum, “Sustainability in a (post?) pandemic world: asking the right question on the role of Universities in R&I today” is addressed for all university leadership, actors engaged in R&I, university-industry-citizen collaboration and policymakers. 

The first TORCH Open Forum will take place on March 2nd (10 am CET, online). It has been designed in partnership with other European university alliances to exchange our experiences. During the Forum we will address issues such as:

  • What are the challenges in Research assessment reform? How is the EU approaching it and what can we learn from the work of the European Universities alliances?
  • How European University alliances can impact a sustainable future through a common R&I Agenda and the role that such a common agenda may play in achieving the European Green Deal?
  • How can Universities and alliances better work with Enterprises and with citizens?
  • The importance of Ethics, integrity, interdisciplinarity, gendered innovation in responsible research and the challenges in developing common implementation approaches by alliances.

The first TORCH Open Forum will foster an in-depth discussion around these perspectives. The Annual Forum will be followed by a policy brief on the development of recommendations and roadmap for the progress of a common EU Research and Innovation Agenda with clear priorities and actions. 

Registration for the open forum is mandatory and is available here! You will be receiving a link to the event one day prior to the event.

TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM) is a project funded by the  European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. TORCH aims to achieve this main goal through the consolidation of CHARM-EU‘s vision and mission based on transdisciplinarity and interculturality to solve complex societal challenges and by reinforcing teaching and research strategies as part of the Vision 2030 developed by the European Commission. Is formed by the Universitat de Barcelona (coordinator), Trinity College Dublin, Universiteit UtrechtUniversité de Montpellier and Eötvös Loránd University.

Find out more about our partners here.