Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era
Has ever been a more critical moment to effectively engage lay audiences with science and technology? This course is meant to bring awareness and perspectives towards the shifting paradigms related to the global events that we are living in. We want to provide an exhausting overview of the pillars that we believe ought be the foundation of a correct and meaningful science communication. Join us for a course given by some of the maximum experts in the field of science communication!
MODULE 1 – Science communication writing and storytelling
MODULE 2 – Build an online community to foster science education
• Dr. Agueda Gras-Velazquez - European Schoolnet. Science Programme Manager / Head of the Science Education Department
MODULE 3 – Navigating fake news and alternative facts
• Prof. Massimo Polidoro - C.I.C.A.P. (Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences), Co-founder and General Secretary, Author, Lecturer, Social media and TV broadcaster
MODULE 4 – Risk communication and community engagement
• Prof. Iain Stewart - University of Plymouth, Royal Scientific Society in Jordan UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, Professor, Mainstream television broadcaster
MODULE 5 – Science and Society
Dr. Philipp Burkard – Director, Science et Cité
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE – Microbes in the public arena
Prof. Gilbert Greub - Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland). Chef de Service and head of medical microbiology at the University Hospital of Lausanne
Professionals : CHF 1,000
External students : CHF 800
UNIGE students : CHF 200
If you are a student from a low income country: possibility to apply for a scholarship (course fees and housing included). Please explain your motivation in your motivation letter.
NEW! Register for the "Course + Accommodation Package"!
Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available for that course. All applications are handled on a first come first served basis and assignments will be subject to availability.
Professionals (course + accommodation): CHF 1,336
External students (course + accommodation) : CHF 1,136
Prof. Christoph Renner
Vice-Dean, Professor, Department of Quantum Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, UNIGE
Chargée d’information, Editor-in-chief, TheScienceBreaker, Faculty of Science, UNIGE
Johanna Lepland, University of Bergen, Norway - Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era 2022 Edition
Last week I had the pleasure to attend a course at the University of Geneva titled "Science Communication in the Post-Covid19 Era". I had the most amazing time learning about how to present science to lay audiences, how to navigate a world full of misinformation, and how to facilitate productive conversations about science and society.
Thank you to Geneva Summer Schools for hosting this course, to the absolutely incredible presenters, my fantastic classmates, and my wonderful friend and colleague Camilla for an unforgettable week.
Lastly, thank you to Olsens legat and University of Bergen for giving us the opportunity to keep learning - can't wait to put it into practice!
Elisabeth Güllering, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Germany - Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era 2022 Edition
This week I had the opportunity to attend the Geneva Summer Schools, University of Geneva, participating in the course Science Communication in the Post-Covid-19 Era.
It was a pleasure listening to and learning from brilliant lecturers such as Prof. Deborah Blum, Alice Hazelton, Prof. Stephan Lewandowsky, Dr Roberta Villa, Dr Philipp Burkard, Dr Ana Godinho (CERN) and Dr Margaret Harris (World Health Organization).
I have learned a lot, and I can´t wait to put that into practice.
It was an excellent programme put together by the University of Geneva!
Many thanks to my supervisor Berglind Fridriks and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law for encouraging me in lifelong learning.