Project Description

NUCLEUS is a four-year project that aims to develop a New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions. With a consortium of 24 international partners, €4 million of funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and a focus on practical implementation, its goal is to overcome institutional barriers to responsible research and innovation (RRI).

The NUCLEUS project is coordinated by Rhine-Waal University in Germany. Eusea is one of the 24 partners. See also One of the project’s objectives is to establish ten ‘institutionalised nuclei’ at (European) universities in order to pursue and support the implementation of RRI within the science system.

This is accompanied by the implementation of 20 ‘mobile nuclei’ at a local level. Thereby, Eusea is responsible for the development of a framework and of concepts for those ‘mobile nuclei’ which aim to act as introductions and facilitating the implementation of RRI in 20 (mostly European) cities.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 664932. The project is coordinated by Rhine-Waal University, Germany. Project Lead: Prof. Alexander Gerber.