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International Summer School “Communicating Science”, Application deadline: 31 Jan 2021

Science communication, concentrated and intensive – in cooperation with Wissenschaft im Dialog, the Humboldt Foundation invites young researchers from all over Europe to the international and interdisciplinary Summer School “Communicating Science” in summer 2021.

Aims and objectives
The possibilities of science communication are manifold. The growing number of different formats – from podcasts and TED talks to Science Slam or PechaKucha – is increasingly raising awareness of research and is making it tangible and entertaining at the same time. But what makes a good format? What kinds of communication do different media cultures require? What is the relationship between science journalism and research.
The International Summer School will get to the bottom of these and many other questions. Keynotes from experts and practitioners, discussion rounds, interactive sessions and public evening events will give the participants a basis of knowledge and skills and will enable them to formulate joint momentum that will serve to strengthen science communication throughout Europe and continuously increase awareness of it.

Target groups
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the context of the German EU Council presidency, the interdisciplinary event is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdocs who are currently and will still be doing research at European universities and/or research institutions during summer 2021 – regardless of their origin or nationality.
Feel free to forward this information to researchers belonging to the target groups who might be interested in this event.

About the event
The International Summer School Communicating Science is expected to take place in Berlin in the last week of July or the first week of August 2021. Participation is free of charge and includes catering during the conference programme. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed upon consultation.

Further information and application by 31 January 2021:,

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Straße 12
53173 Bonn