The Master in Communication of Science and Innovation (SCICOMM) is a new programme offered by the University of Trento, Department of Sociology

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- Develop skills to play a key role in communication and public engagement strategies in research organisations, in innovation-oriented work environments, in the area of science culture and research policy
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- Understand key models and concepts in the field of science communication
- Develop a critical understanding of the potential and limits of contemporary media in shaping the public discourse about science
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- Be able to connect the everyday practice of science and innovation communication with state of the art research about science and technology in society

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Planning engagement activities for science festivals

By Elly Zimmer, Ph.D.

Science engagement at festivals can be very valuable in reaching large and diverse audiences.

Social and cognitive sciences are rarely represented at such festivals, unlike the more well-known physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, chemistry). Thus, this commentary has two main goals.
  • First, it is an exhortation for scientists from smaller or less well-known fields to participate in festivals in order to increase public appreciation of the breadth of scientific study. 
  • Second, we offer practical advice on how to design and run festival activities for scientists who are interested in participating in festivals.
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