Responsible science in societies

Inzelt Annamária and Csonka László: Responsible science in societies. In: Responsible Innovation. pp. 57-72. (2014)

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The role of science in economic growth and societal welfare is inevitable in the 21st century. The ever-changing role of science in society is influencing the responsibility of research and innovation. Discussions about the place of science in society mainly address the issue at a European level. However, much less is known about the situation at the national level, which is also true for Hungary. It is clear that science is an important ‘tool’ for society to achieve certain goals, such as welfare or development. However, this ‘tool’ needs to be used with great responsibility, which requires a close relationship between science and society. This relationship is not uniform across countries in Europe or elsewhere in the world. In this paper, we have reviewed many aspects of science-society interactions to better understand how science is integrated into Hungarian society. This paper provides a review of how the various stakeholders are involved in discussions and decisions on scientific matters in Hungary. It is shown that public engagement in science and policy-making is weak and sporadic. The research on ‘science in society’ is funded more frequently by the EU than by national sources. Despite the various efforts to improve communication about science and make the scientific results understandable for a broader public, it is still a distant issue for the majority. Overall, there is room for improvement on the place of science in Hungary to better serve our society’s needs.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Responsible Innovation
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-963-306-292-0
Page Range: pp. 57-72
Uncontrolled Keywords: Újítások - tanulmányok, Technológiai fejlődés - tanulmányok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 72. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Apr. 25. 11:56
Last Modified: 2019. Apr. 25. 11:56

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