PhD Forum

Tuesday, February 27, 13:00 – 17:00

Room: GB 4/131

Start the Dialogue – Open up Science!

Introduction to Science Communication

Openness, transparency and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences inside and outside academia are key competences in 21st century research and innovation. Transferrable skills in the areas of science communication and public engagement are increasingly relevant for academic and non-academic career paths, as well as for the acquisition of national and international funding. The interdisciplinary and interactive training invites early career researchers to gain practical skills in science communication and public engagement. The course will empower researchers via a mix of input, reflections and practical sessions. A major goal of the training will be to enable participants to develop a communication and engagement strategy related to their individual research topic, reaching out to multiple audiences.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • learn about current developments in science communication and public engagement;
  • identify potential target groups of their research;
  • learn how to plan strategic communication and engagement activities related to their research topic;
  • develop skills and get to know concrete tools for clearly communicating their research to target audiences and potential stakeholders

The presenter for our session has changed; however, the agenda and content will proceed as originally planned.

Dr. Verena Molitor is a project manager at city2science. She holds a doctorate in sociology and a master's degree in interdisciplinary media studies. city2science facilitates and conceptualizes innovative engagement approaches, trainings and proposal designs connecting scientific institutions with urban and regional development strategies. Before joining city2science, she was for many years a project manager at Bielefeld University in a large international project, where she worked with different target groups in interdisciplinary programs in teaching, research, exchange and public engagement.


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