Tag Archives: Societal Challenges

Can society-oriented research be academically influential?

The dichotomy between research that aims at tackling specific societal challenges and blue sky research is not as wide as expected. A new Danish study on the impact of research funded by the last two framework programmes reveals that there may be no contradiction between research being challenge-oriented and being academically influential. This gives food for thought to steer future research policy. Read more [...]

Time for the research agenda to account for its societal context

When it comes to the success of innovation, societal context and individual behaviour matter as much as technological advancement. The European Commission has the ambition to integrate of the social sciences and humanities into the upcoming research framework programme, Horizon 2020 (H2020). This is foreseen particularly for the seven pillars of the Societal Challenges. However, this integration may not be that straightforward. Read more [...]