Focus Topic Science Communication

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Since the Corona pandemic at the latest, the word science communication has been on everyone's lips. Science communication refers both to the communication of scientific results within science and to the public. In the context of this focus topic, we examine, among other things, various formats of science communication and take a look behind the scenes of science with exciting contributions.

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  • Konzept der digitalen Transformation. Systemtechnik. Binärcode. Programmierung.
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    © Getty Images/metamorworks

    How to communicate your research

    Communication is a key aspect of the science system, and one that is becoming increasingly important. But which format is best suited to which topics and purposes? We have compiled a brief overview of the most effective and innovative communication formats.

  • Diverse group of Business people during a meeting with copy space. They are sitting in a board room, All are casually dressed.
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    © Getty Images/coutneyk

    Openness and responsibility towards society

    Transparent and dialogue-oriented science communication makes research more apparent to the general population. Dr Alexandra Borissova Saleh narrates in an interview how she was able to increase the significance of science communication in Russia prior to its war of aggression against Ukraine.

  • Agenda 2030
    SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Young activist demonstrating against climate change carries a sign that reads "No PLAnet B".
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    © Getty Images/Vasil Dimitrov

    Climate change – a challenge for science communication

    Dr Eduardo Queiroz Alves explains in an interview what constitutes successful academic communication of climate change and how it can be used to reach a young target group.

  • Agenda 2030
    SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Hand protects earth from climate change influences
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    © Getty Images/RomoloTavani

    Diversity to combat climate change

    Climate change can only be solved on an interdisciplinary basis. International climate protection scholarship holders at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation have therefore created a network in which experts from all faculties can exchange ideas about various aspects regarding climate protection. Their podcasts shall raise public awareness of the topic.

  • Woman gives a descriptive scientific presentation
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    © Getty Images/jacoblund

    The dialogue between science and society

    Climate change, pandemic, digitisation: humanity is facing complex challenges. One important task for research is to make its findings comprehensible for the general public. Read on to learn how the Alumniportal promotes its members’ science communication, and find out more about a new series of online trainings.

  • German learners in the classroom
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    There are numerous people learning German worldwide. © Getty Images/SDI Productions

    German as a language of science

    German is becoming less important as a language of science – yet there are always numerous people still learning German worldwide. Learn more about current trends and the promotion of German as a language of science.

  • A female scientist explains an atomic model
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    © Getty Images/iodrag ignjatovic

    Science communication via social media

    Many researchers use social media to increase their visibility and publicise their work. Germany alumni Ariane Ferreira Nunes Alves and Jan Freihardt talk about the great benefits, their experiences and challenges.

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    © Graphic Recording Netzwerk Berlin - Julian Kücklich, Gabriele Heinzel, Kaspersky, Berlin

    Live and in colour

    The human brain processes images more easily than words. The technique of graphic recording builds upon this fact. The result are drawings that are far more than just a report of an event, they can even be small pieces of art. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

  • A group of people sit in a circle and discuss science
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    © Getty Images/Rawpixel Ltd

    Flirting with research

    Science speed dating is an opportunity for researchers to answer the questions of interested individuals – and they only have a few minutes to clearly bring across the most important points. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

  • TEDx speaker on stage
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    TEDx speaker on stage © Getty Images/gorodenkoff

    The stage is set for research!

    TED talks are inspirational talks that are not easily forgotten. At a TEDx event, researchers inspire with their ideas for a better world. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

  • Visualization: A man walks through a concrete gate into a better, greener world
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    © GettyImages/NiseriN

    Consideration of the need for transformative science

    Global challenges such as climate change necessitate profound changes in our social structures. Science can provide important stimuli in this regard – if it also critically scrutinises its own practices and structures. 

  • A young female scientist gives a vivid presentation
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    © GettyImages/AnnaStills

    Pecha Kucha – the Japanese way to give a short, entertaining presentation

    20 slides, 20 seconds: a maximum of 6:40 minutes to cover everything. Presenters at Pecha Kucha events give insights e.g. into topics of science, art, or architecture. The most important rule: there must be no room for boredom.