Responsible Research Innovation in US and China: A UVA-Tsinghua Global Classroom

Fall 2017 Grant Recipient


Sharon Tsai-hsuan Ku (Engineering & Society) This project aims to develop a global classroom through a teaching collaboration between the Department of Engineering & Society at UVA and the School of Innovation at Tsinghua University in China. A 15-hour course module on Global Responsible Research and Innovation (GRRI) will be introduced to cultivate a global perspective toward engineering practice, ethics and responsibility. The design contains a 6-hour lecture of the GRRI theoretical framework, and three case studies on Climate Change, Mobility/Future transportation and Internet of Things/Smart Cities. Students from UVA and Tsinghua will be paired up for homework assignments, to explore the intertwined relationship of technology innovation, cultural/national identities and international politics.