17 October 2019 | Munich
The Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS) is jointly organised by a consortium of higher education and research institutions in Germany. The 5th of the annual Summer School programme was hosted by the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), 14-18 October, 2019 with the attendance of 40+ participants, including guest professors, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, university research directors, and practitioners from across the world.
In line with its theme "Responsible Innovation Cultures", this years' Summer School focused on finding answers to how responsible innovation cultures can be established within higher education institutions, and how responsibility in research, innovation and practice is & can be interpreted in different cultural contexts. The programme was organised around a diverse set of lectures, workshops, site visits (TUM Makerspace) and paper and poster presentations that allowed lively discussions.
As one of the participants of the programme, Hacer Tercanli from S2BMRC Science to Society research line presented a poster on her PhD project and receive valuable feedback. Titled Understanding Higher Education Institutions in Urban Living Lab (ULL) Partnerships, her research project aims to investigate the how the universities fulfil their role within cross-sector partnerships, and by involving citizens as co-creators of knowledge.