About Us

The website is a cooperation project of Science in Dialogue (Wissenschaft im Dialog), the National Institute of Science Communication (Nationales Institut für Wissenschaftskommunikation) and the institute for German studies of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie). It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) and the Klaus Tschira  Foundation (Klaus Tschira Stiftung).

Science communication is continually developing and changing. In addition to new tools and means of communication, there are also changing content requirements in science communication. The community is growing and becoming increasingly professional. Here on wissenschaftskommunikation.de  we stay abreast of these changes and provide an information and discussion-platform for communicators, scientists, science journalists and other interested people.

Fishbowl discussion, Science Slam or BarCamp – which format is best for which kind of science communication? What are the latest trends and developments in the field – what is the community discussing? What is being researched in the science of science communication and what results are available? What does a career in science communication look like? What options are there for getting into the field and for getting further training on the job? What guidelines are recommended or under discussion? How can communication projects get funding?

The platform aims to  provide answers to these questions. Wissenschaftskommunikation.de reflects on current trends and topics and provides support for everyday work in science communication. We invite users to contribute by proposing new formats or getting involved as guest authors.

Team

Esther Kähler and Thorsten Witt from Science in Dialogue

Ulrike Brandt-Bohne and Beatrice Lugger from National Institute of Science Communication

Christian Humm and Annette Leßmöllmann from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Foto: Gesine Born/WiD

Advisory Board

Wissenschaftskommunikation.de has an Advisory Board. Composed of representatives from public relations, journalism, science and the Science of Science Communication. Their task is to the editorial staff with regard to content and strategy.

Members

  • Nicola Kuhrt (Editor in Charge at Deutsche Apothekenzeitung Online)
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Maier (Professor for Applied Communication Psychology at the University Koblenz-Landau)
  • Jens Rehländer (Head of Communications at the Volkswagenstiftung)
  • Martin Schneider (SWR; Chairman of the Wissenschaftspressekonferenz)
  • Julia Wandt (Spokesperson at the University Konstanz; Chairwoman of the Bundesverbandes Hochschulkommunikation)
  • Prof. Dr. Anna Wienhard (Professor for Mathematics at the University Heidelberg)

Important information

For better readability all texts are written using either masculine or feminine pronouns (and in German text only one of the possible grammatically gendered word forms). These formulations are intended to be gender neutral.