Welcome to the Department of Communication (IfK)

The Department of Communication (IfK) – hosted at the University of Münster – is one of the oldest institutes of communication science in Germany. The IfK engages in high quality research in communication and offers curricula leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

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Admission to the Academia Europaea: Prof. Dr. Julia Metag is honored for outstanding scientific achievements

Prof. Dr. Julia Metag has been accepted as a new member of the Section Film, Media and Visual Studies in the "Academia Europaea". With this membership, the Academia Europaea honors individuals who have demonstrated "sustained academic excellence". The Academy thus honors Julia Metag's outstanding academic achievements in the fields of science communication and political communication. In her numerous research projects, Julia Metag deals with the interaction of public communication and the social fields of action politics and science and publishes internationally at a high level. Her research focuses on how citizens inform themselves about science and what effects information behavior has on attitudes towards science and research. 


IfK Represented With 21 Contributions at the 71st Annual ICA Conference

This year's 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) with the main topic "Engaging the essential work of care: Communication, connectedness, and social justice" will take place from 27-31 May as a virtual conference. Researchers* from the Münster Department of Communication will be represented with 21 contributions.

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© Shangyuan Wu, Phillip Santos, Admire Mare, Svetlana Bodrunova (Belenky), Zvi Reich, Claudia Mellado, Axel Bruns, Tim Vos, Larissa Schwedes

Global Journalism: Journalism researchers from six continents as guests in master seminar

This semester, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt was able to invite eight international journalism researchers, as well as a journalist of a major news agency, to give guest lectures in his Master's seminar "Global journalism: News systems, organizations and actors across the world".

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„Dark participation in online media“

Thematic Issue of the journal Media and Communication out now.

Social media and online communities are plagued by hate communication and trolling these days, and even moderated journalistic forums seem to degrade into toxic environments. This ‚reversed‘, dark form of online participation has become an area of heightened scientific interest, in communication studies and related fields. The latest thematic issue of open access journal Media and Communication contains more than a dozen papers focusing on dark participation, including the work of IfK scholars.

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Mit ERASMUS 2021/2022 ins Ausland: Bis 26.02.2021 für IfK-Partneruniversitäten bewerben!

Wer im Wintersemester 2021/22 oder Sommersemester 2022 in Frankreich, Norwegen, Spanien oder weiteren europäischen Ländern Kommunikationswissenschaft studieren möchte, kann sich für das ERASMUS-Programm des Instituts für Kommunikationswissenschaft anmelden. Die jährliche Bewerbungsfrist endet am 26. Februar 2021 und gilt einheitlich für das Winter- sowie Sommersemester, deshalb frühzeitig planen und bewerben!