Videos of the Ethics and Science Prizes (noti)
02 February 2017
Students and teachers explain their projects
The winners of the third edition of the Ethics and Science Prizes explain the projects they have implemented in their schools.
"Bioethics in the classroom"
IES Elisa y Luis Villamil (Vegadeo), IES Galileo Galilei (Navia) and IES Marqués de Casariego (Tapia de Casariego). First Prize.
"Ethical implications of artificial intelligence"
IES Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela). Second Prize.
"Earth and humanity: hand in hand"
Antoni Gaudí (Sant Boi de Llobregat). Third Prize.
Jordi Jumilla and Míriam Condeminas: winners of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (not)
17 March 2017
The Foundation sponsored one of the prizes at the BIYSC summer school
Fundación Catalunya La Pedrera and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation have announced the winners of the first edition of BIYSC, the science summer school held in Barcelona in July 2016 and attended by more than 60 students from across the globe.
This year's winners were:
- Jordi Jumilla, for the project "Development of a robotic hand to enhance deaf people's communication"
- Míriam Condeminas, for the project "Insulin and diabetes: how science saves lives"
The prize consists of registration for the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), a scientific gathering that brings together students from across the world, where our winners will have the chance to present their projects.
The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge is an initiative promoted by Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera to give young people from different countries the opportunity of developing scientific projects at Catalonia's leading research centres. The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation supports it by hosting a session on bioethics, awarding grants, and sponsoring one of the prizes. This year's challenge will take place from 10 to 21 July 2017.
Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation rated highly for transparency
07 March 2017
The Foundation ranks fifth in an evaluation of the leading Spanish foundations
The report "Construir Confianza 2016" (building trust), compiled by Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia, puts the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation in fifth place in its ranking of the most transparent organizations in the family foundation category. This report evaluates the transparency and governance of Spanish foundations, based on the information published on their websites.
The foundation's position has improved over the last year following the inclusion of a section to evaluate the social, media and economic impact of its activities. However, it is not included in the top rankings because it does not publish an auditor's report, which this study deems essential, although none of the circumstances specified by the legislation in this area would require the foundation to produce audited accounts.
Workshop for teachers: “Bioethics in the classroom” (act)
April 7, 2017
7 April: 17th Edition of Exporecerca JoveRead More
The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation will participate in Exporecerca Jove, an educational event that showcases research by high school students. The Foundation will organize a workshop for teachers, with the title "Bioethics in the classroom". This uses cinema to explain key bioethical issues, and explores practical applications in the classroom.
The workshop will take place on 7 April at Campus La Salle, Barcelona, and will be led by Marcel Cano, Lecturer in Bioethics on the Biotechnology Degree at the University of Vic.