Study into how to tap research to meet societal needs

The University of Malta is involved in a four-year multinational study that is exploring how best to embed a culture of responsible research and innovation and make this part of the governance and practice of research institutions, reports the Times of Malta.

During the study, entitled the NUCLEUS project, 10 organisations from three continents, coordinated by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany, have been analysing research policies, effective public engagement methods and beneficial practices for society, and how research institutions can forge a closer relationship with the public to meet societal needs.

As part of the project’s final stage a conference is being held at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus on 11 and 12 October. It will seek to answer the question of how research institutions and society can work together most effectively for mutual benefit, and focus on lessons learned, recommendations for moving forward, and sustainable practices. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Full report on the Times of Malta site