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

It’s a one-year programme for students who would like to:
- 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
- Be at the forefront of the newest trends and approaches in the communication of science and innovation
- 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
- Develop skills to critically evaluate the quality of communication strategies, both in relation to organisational aims and audiences’ expectations
- Be able to connect the everyday practice of science and innovation communication with state of the art research about science and technology in society

The working language of the programme is English.
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Why Research Integrity Matters to You. Call for papers

The PRINTEGER European Conference on Research Integrity: Why Research Integrity Matters to You will take place in Bonn, Germany, on February 05-07, 2018

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The aim of the conference is to promote a culture in which integrity is part and parcel of what it means to do excellent research. It will focus on:
  • integrity challenges in the science system;
  • research integrity and the role of media;
  • deviance in science; 
  • peer-review processes;
  • institutional challenges, along with conceptual issues, retractions, and the legal perspective.
The conference is seeking proposals reflecting the various themes of research integrity. Highlighted topics are listed on the PRINTEGER project website.To apply, send your paper (500 words) together with your CV  before September 30, 2017, to,  indicating your topic in the subject line.
Researchers, students, academic teachers, journal editors and research policy makers but also the media and the broader public, are invited to discuss research integrity from multiple perspectives and to exchange views, project results and educational or organizational tools. The registration is open. To participate in the conference fill out the registration form.

For any questions about the content of the conference contact Mr. Hub Zwart while for organizational questions contact the event organizer Ms. Mira Zöller.

PRINTEGER (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research) is a project funded by the European Union in the framework of Horizon 2020.

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