Category: Global Learning Across the Curriculum

Promoting Global Learning: Responsible Research and Innovation in the Curricula

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 2

This poster presents the concept of responsible research and innovation and how the EU Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation (HEIRRI) project aims to integrate these concepts within the formal and informal education of future professionals.

Alicia Betts

Head of Projects
Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)
Barcelona, Spain

Alícia Betts is Head of projects at the Catalan Association for Public Universities (ACUP) since 2009 and at the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) since 2014. Her main interests and expertise are in the fields of internationalisation of higher education (strategy development and implementation), university governance, funding and management policies, university-business-society collaboration, and is recently working on the social responsibility and impact of universities (responsible internationalisation, responsible research and innovation, cooperation for development).
She has been actively involved in the “Internationalisation Plan of the Catalan Public Universities 2010-2015” (2010), the OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional Development (Catalonia region), the European Drivers for a Regional Innovation Platform project (funded by the LLP), the Platform for Knowledge, Territory and Innovation initiative (university-business collaboration). She has coordinated the elaboration of different strategic documents for the Catalan higher education system and reports on various higher education topics. She has regularly collaborated with the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) on several of its research projects regarding the Catalan and Spanish higher education system.She is currently coordinating the new internationalisation strategy for ACUP and is active in several European projects participating with different roles.
She studied Audiovisual Communication and International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and is a graduate of the European Master in Higher Education (Erasmus Mundus – HEEM, University of Oslo, University of Tampere, University of Aveiro).