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How is the research conducted at universities communicated and disseminated?

How is the research conducted at universities communicated and disseminated?

EUTOPIA scientific communication experts will address this issue in a panel discussion that will take place on Thursday 25 February at 2 pm (CET). You can follow the session online via the alliance’s YouTube channel.

23.02.2021

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This is the main question that various experts in scientific communication of the EUTOPIA alliance are to tackle on Thursday 25 February at 2 pm (CET) within the EUTOPIA Science Fair, which kicked off on 15 February.

Today, we live in an era in which knowledge and information are being created at an ever increasing pace. It is the so-called information age. Technology is developing rapidly and communication is evolving at the same pace. Similarly, there has been an increase in misinformation, which produces a credibility crisis, even regarding the latest scientific developments. The anti-vaccine or anti-covid movements are just some examples of this. In view of this situation, which is the role of academics and researchers in communicating and disseminating their research results?  

We live in an era in which knowledge and information are created at an ever increasing pace. It is the so-called information age. Technology is developing rapidly and communication is evolving at the same pace. 

The EUTOPIA alliance has organized a panel discussion with experts in scientific communication from the various universities to try to find answers to the challenges posed. You can follow the session online via the EUTOPIA YouTube channel. Among other issues, the panel will discuss the evolution of scientific communication at universities, how to make science communication more inclusive, and how researchers are encouraged and rewarded so that they devote part of their time to scientific dissemination.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Constanza Rojas-Molina, a researcher at the CY Cergy Paris Université who has recently worked on data visualization, storytelling and the representation of information, and will feature the following speakers:  

  • Jane Cummins – Research Communications Managager – University of Warwick
  • Sara Leuridan – Science Outreach Officer – Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Julien Longhi – Academic and researcher – CY Cergy Paris Université
  • Mattias Lindgren – Communications Officer – University of Gothenburg
  • Tanja Dmitrovic – Vice rector for Knowledge and Transfer – University of Ljubljana
  • Luisa Barbora -  Researcher at the Centre of Science, Communication and Society Studies – Pompeu Fabra University

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