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Mastering research communication: engaging audiences beyond academia


About the course

Autumn Term 2024

Important dates and deadlines

Course period: 23 September - 25 October 2024
Application deadline: 25 August 2024

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The course engages with research communication to audiences beyond academia from several different perspectives. It provides an overview over the role of research and the researcher in society, the significance of research communication for societal debate and decision making as well as its relation to research practices. The course covers different forms of research communication, such as one way-communication, dialogue, and coproduction, as well as different types of communication channels and audiences. It introduces several research communication techniques. Especially important for social scientists is that the course addresses not only opportunities and challenges with research communication, but also various dilemmas with it. These concern, among other things, personal issues around being publicly visible as well as issues of responsibility, security, and ethics. The course contains lectures and seminars as well as workshops in which participants will engage with some of the communication techniques the course covers.

The course will be given in English and all sessions are mandatory. The examination is based fully on active participation throughout the course, including assignments to be prepared in advance of sessions. The reading list contains approx. 300 pages of mandatory reading but will be supplemented by suggested reading for those interested.

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