About Science College
The opportunity to get in contact with the diversity of science at large, the intellectual exchange and communication across disciplinary boundaries, makes the RUB Research School unique. Science College is one of the most appropriate means to direct budding researchers' attention to overarching issues of science and society. The event covers recent transdisciplinary research topics and involves leading minds of relevant disciplines.
To receive the Research School certificate, doctoral researchers have to participate in Science College once during the doctorate.
Science College 2018
"Building Trust in Research(ers)"
This year’s Science College discusses the topic „Building Trust in Research“. Together with invited experts we will take a closer look at the question if stakeholders outside academia do trust in research, if researchers can or should trust the public and why all this is important for those who are doing research. The invited experts share their knowledge, experiences and strategies how to transfer knowledge between research and other communities. They help to understand which expectations, understandings or misunderstandings and which concerns might lead to trusting each other or not. They will explain what the public believes about research and what reliable researchers should keep in mind when relating their research to a broader public.
You are most welcome to bring your questions and experiences to the interactive part and the joint panel discussion. The workshops in the afternoon will provide strategies, knowledge and competencies about how you can define your own understanding of being trustworthy as a researcher and how to convincingly communicate this to others.
Please note: We will finish before the World Cup game will start at 16.00 h.