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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 2017:
"Taking your research to a broader public"
Thursday, 29th of June


The discussion about the multi-layered exchange between research and the public is complex and driven by different perspectives, interests and opinions. This year’s Science College offers insights into the topic from different perspectives and supports you in building your own understanding of these issues.

Gain insights from experts from different fields, who will share their perspectives & experiences on knowledge transfer and engaging the public with research. They will discuss with you issues like public interest & expectations in (social) media or researchers’ perspectives on why and how to engage the public.

Within four parallel workshops (held in German or English) you will take a practical approach in the afternoon: “Out of the comfort zone – taking your research to the public”.



Please register early, available slots are limited. Doctoral researchers, please login below to register.

Postdocs are welcome, but asked to register via email to

For further questions on Science College 2017, please contact Dr. Ursula Justus at

Download the full programme here.


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