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PCST Academy - Public Communication of Science and Technlology


Master in science communication: an overview
JCOM, March 2009

Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication
Máster en Comunicación Científica, Médica y Ambiental
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona - España)

Diploma en Comunicación Científica, Médica y Ambiental (semipresencial)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Buenos Aires - Argentina)

ESConet Workshops in Science Communication
European Science Communication Network
The ESConet experience: Can Science Communication Workshops Train Scientists for Reflexive Public Engagement?
Steven Miller & Delan Fahy, University College of London
Science Communication, September 2009

European Guide to Science Journalism Training (3nd edition)
Investing in European Research and in particular the creation of a European Research Area ranks highly on the policy objectives and priorities of the European Commission. Creating a unified and attractive European Research Area will make a real difference to the everyday lives of European citizens. Further dynamism and innovation in all sectors will result in more and better jobs, bring advances in health, energy supply, climate change etc. but also create a society in which knowledge is shared, taught and valued as an essential source of personal and collective development.
The impact of scientific research is such that communicating research initiatives and results is actively supported and encouraged by Directorate-General for Research. Furthermore, dissemination of results is an obligation of participation in research projects supported under the Framework Programmes. Effective science communication is vital in order to ensure a continuous flow of information on the objectives and results of scientific research, the contributions made to knowledge and scientific excellence as well as the benefits to citizens in general. Dissemination of the results is also key to ensuring access to the appropriate scientific basis for effective policy-making.
The media are key actors in this process and clearly play a crucial role in communicating science. It is for this reason that Directorate-General for Research has launched the European Forum on Science Journalism in December 2007, with the collaboration of the Science Communication Observatory-UPF in Barcelona (Spain), which brought together leading science journalists from across Europe and gave clear recommendations on the ways to increase the prominence and accessibility of science news and how the EU can further assist in raising awareness of the role of science in society. Furthermore, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research also supported the World Conference of Science Journalism that took place from 30th June until 02 July 2009 in London.
This third edition of European Guide to Science Journalism Training is a (summary) clear result of these recommendations and provides an overview of the training courses available across the 27 EU Member States and Israel for those wishing to specialise in science journalism. We continue to actively support training across Europe and hope this Guide continues to serve as a useful tool in inspiring the next generation of science journalists.
European Commission's Directorate General for Research

Science Journalism Degrees -- Do They Make a Difference?
ScienceCarreers - Science

Online Course in Science Journalism WFSJ
The world’s first online course in science journalism, developed by the World Federation of Science Journalists in close cooperation with the Science and Development Network SciDev.Net

Directory of Science Communication Courses and Programms in US Universities

Master in comunicazione della scienza
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Trieste)

Scientific communication (PhD studies)
Imperial College (London)

Masters in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
The London Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Communicating science in the information age
Open University, UK

Master in Social Studies of Science and Technology
department of Social studies of Science - Universität Wien, Austria

Master in Comuncazione Scientifica
Università di Milano (Milan)

Science and the Public (Postgraduate course)
Open University of London

Discourse Analysis (Postgraduate course)
Open University of London

Transformation in Media Culture (Postgraduate course)
Open University of London

History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Science Communication, Science Policy, Sociology of Science and Technology
University College London

Master Communication Scientifique et Technique
Université Stendhal-Grenoble (France)

Technical Communication Course
Coventry University

SciMedia (austrian postgraduate course on science communication)
Universität Klagenfurt

Máster en Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Oviedo
Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos

Science Communication Masterclass
University of the West of England, Bristol

Web Course on Risk Communication

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Center for Science and Medical Journalism
Boston University

Science Communication Program
University of California, Santa Curz

Science Journalism
University of British Columbia (Canada)

Science and the Public
Graduate School of Education-University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)

International School of Scientific Journalism and Communication
Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture, Erice (Italy)

Graduate Science Communication Diploma Program
Laurentian University (Canada)
contact: David Pearson, Dept. of Earth Sciences, co-director Science Communication Program, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury ON P3E 2C6, Canada

Science Communication Courses in Australia

Curso de especialização em jornalismo científico a distância
Universidade do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)

Curso de Especializaçao em Divulgaçao da Ciencia, da Tecnologia e da Saúde

UNESCO generic science journalism course outline

Developing a science journalism course for developing countries (a report on the UNESCO workshop and questionnaire conducted in association with the World Conference of Science Journalists)
Econnect communication, June 2007

14 Environmental Journalism Programs and Classes
A list of Environmental Journalism Programs pulled from The Society of Environmental Journalists website

So you want to be a science writer?
Association of British Science Writers

Master on Bioethics and Law
Universitat de Barcelona

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