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Welcome to the Department of Communication (IfK) at the University of Münster.

Here you will find current news and all relevant information about studying at the IfK, get to know lecturers and learn more about our scientific research projects. We appreciate your interest.

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Successful funding of DFG research group on self-management of chronic illnesses via digital media – IfK sub-project of Prof. Dr. Julia Metag investigates public discourse on the topic

Chronic diseases are among the most common health problems in industrialized countries. One important factor in coping with these diseases is personal management – which can be supported and optimized by digital media. A newly founded research group of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is currently investigating the advantages of digital media for self-management of diseases, but also potential negative consequences. One of the six sub-projects of the research group is headed by Prof. Dr. Julia Metag and is funded by the DFG with around 377,000 euros.

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High honor: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt appointed ICA Fellow

A remarkable achievement for an IfK scholar: Professor Dr. Thorsten Quandt was appointed as an ICA Fellow at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Toronto. Only the most distinguished representatives of the field are inducted into communication studies' „Hall of Fame".

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Researchers from the Department of Communication Represented with 21 Papers at this Year's ICA in Toronto

This year's International Communication Association (ICA) conference will be held May 25-29 in Toronto, Canada. It is dedicated to the main topic of authenticity – and how honesty and credibility can be reclaimed in the communication of the current age. Now in its 73rd year, this year's conference is themed "Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication." Researchers from the Department of Communication in Münster are represented with a total of 21 contributions.

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„Thematic Issue“ about Digital Science Communication Published under the Editorship of the Department of Communication

A recent issue of the open-access journal Media and Communication is dedicated to the topic of science communication in the digital age. The "Thematic Issue" was co-edited by Prof. Dr. Julia Metag, Dr. Florian Wintterlin and Kira Klinger M.A. The issue contains 12 different contributions that deal with potentials and challenges of online communication for science communication.

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Dr. Shangyuan Wu from Singapore visiting the Department of Communication in the Summer Semester 2023

Dr Shangyuan Wu from the National University of Singapore will begin her visiting fellowship at WWU’s Department of Communication in April 2023. She will work with Professor Thorsten Quandt on a research project on alternative media and teach the Master’s course “Digital Journalism and Society: Mapping Journalistic Trends and Transformations” for the duration of the summer semester.