Nowadays, academia and scientific research is rarely separated from science communication. In the fight for public funding, making projects visible and explaining its merits for society is essential after all. But what shape can science communication take on today next to a traditional press release, a lecture series or a tweet introducing a new publication? What do useful parameters for evaluating science communication look like? And of course: How important is science communication for researchers whose primary aim is to study and teach? in which ways is public presence relevant for academic careers?
Science Communication Today: More Content, More Colour - More Importance? aims to elaborate on these question with a lecture by Philipp Niemann, head of science communication at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie and a following discussion with various experts in science communication and researchers.
This event was inspired by the exhibition and book launch of Traveling Exhibition UpSideDown and its associated academic graphic novel based on Münster's second international circus conference UpSideDown | Circus and Space (June 2017).
Norbert Robers | Pressestelle der WWU
Michael Quante | Prorektor für Internationales und Transfer
Philipp Niemann | Wissenschaftskommunikation am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Viola Van Melis | Wissenschaftskommunikation im Excellenzcluster ‚Religion und Politik’
Moritz Baßler | Lehrstuhl für neuere deutsche Literatur und Kulturpoet
Franziska Trapp | Promotionsstudentin an der Graduate School ‚Practices of Literature‘ und Gründerin von Zirkus | Wissenschaft