The world is now more connected and more global than ever before and the needs of our society are changing accordingly. New technologies are arising and with them new challenges that can only be faced with synergic alliances between different societal actors. European university alliances are now emerging as a means to embody collaborative efforts and provide solutions to our future problems.
TORCH is the research arm of CHARM, a university alliance that aims to explore new venues for the university of the future with a focus on pressing issues: climate change, sustainability, gender gap, inclusion and equity. How do we intend to address these topics that are in the policy agenda of all countries? We aim to provide a flexible and useful channel by not only transferring scientific knowledge from University to society, but also by involving societal partners. To construct this new future we envision, universities have to enable civil engagement, promote citizen science and establish a positive dialogue with stakeholders. This is the mission of TORCH. And as a starting point, in our alliance, we will coalesce forces to address three main impending sustainability global challenges: WATER, FOOD and HEALTH.
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With over 180 people registered and more than 10 European Alliances and its SWAF projects involved, the TORCH Annual Forum addressed how European Universities alliances can contribute to a European internal market for knowledge and maximize the impact of R&I in a (post?) pandemic world for a better, inclusive and sustainable future. A report with the main findings and the videos of the forum are now available.
CHARM-EU partner, ELTE joined the Open Science position paper initiated by the NRDI Office of Hungary
According to the position paper, Open Science is a new approach to scientific communication, based on the principles of transparency and collaboration. The statement also supports international cooperation and the importance of the EU policy framework.
The roundtable was part of the public conference “Cross-border R&I in the European Universities Initiative” organised by CIVS and supported by its R&I project: RIS4CIVIS