Realising Opportunities is an unprecedented collaboration of 12 leading universities promoting fair access to higher education and encouraging social mobility, for able students from under-represented groups.
“The NSO is a truly wonderful resource which is so much more than just a sophisticated eye to the universe. Just as importantly, it gives us a powerful platform from which to proceed with inspiring students in science through astronomy” (Science teacher)
Clarity of purpose: Summer Scientist Week (www.summerscientist.org) was set up in 2007 to give the public an insight into real psychological research. The aims of the project are to i) stimulate interest and excitement in how the mind and brain works, and ii) support informal learning about the research process and research outcomes in the fields of psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Ciencia&Media is a 30 minutes weekly radio program dedicated to the communication of science, performed by the Scientific Culture and Research Promotion Unit of the University of Murcia in collaboration with the public broadcasting radio station Onda Regional.
Centre of the Cell is a £4 million biomedical science centre; educational website and outreach project aimed at children and young people aged 9 to 19, families and youth and community groups. The Centre of the Cell 'Pod' (resembling a 16 cell human embryo) is dramatically suspended above the laboratories and provides young people with a unique interactive insight into what scientists do and how their work influences real life. Centre of the Cell's Director, Professor Fran Balkwill OBE FMedSci, is a leading cancer researcher and science communication expert.
The Natural Resources EXPLORATORIUM is a project launched by the Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC)—a joint initiative of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) that has been recognised as an International Campus of Excellence—in collaboration with the Berga Town Council. The project draws on the strengths of the three participating institutions: the scientific and technical knowledge of two of Catalonia’s top universities, and the Town Council’s ability to reach out to the public.
Inventum, the first board game created by a Spanish university to foster interest in knowledge transfer, aims to promote the culture of entrepreneurship in society at large and raise awareness of the importance of the process of valorisation and knowledge transfer. The project was funded by the then Ministry of Science and Innovation - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (MICINN-FECYT) in its call for grants for the promotion of scientific culture and innovation.