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Research Day: Communicating Research

Communicating research effectively ensures the impact and dissemination of research knowledge within research communities. However, being successful in explaining and sharing research results beyond research fields and with actors and experts from outside academia becomes more and more important.

Research Day addresses an extended understanding of research communication following the aim to enhance competencies and experiences on how to transfer highly specialised research knowledge into an effective communication beyond (disciplinary) borders.

It combines expert exchange with qualification sessions and an exchange about participants’ research projects over the day, bringing together knowledge, methods and practice.

Join Research Day for credits of your RS Certificate!

Research Day 2020 - February 13, 2020

Communicating research beyond (disciplinary) borders



       Any questions: Please contact Dr. Ursula Justus

  • Communicating research is important and maybe sometimes still challenging. Especially when you explain your research topic to an interdisciplinary community or to the general public. This year’s Research Day will support you in understanding and reflecting how to communicate your research beyond your research field or even beyond academic borders.

    In a panel discussion experts and professors from RUB share their experiences about why and how to communicate research to a wider community or public actors.

    In Mini-Workshops experts offer state-of-the-art and alternative formats supporting you to start working on strategies to communicate your research in diverse settings by

    • developing an elevator pitch,
    • gamestorming with e.g. Lego or Playmobil,
    • sketching a graphically recorded poster.


    This year we will organise the poster session in a new way: You just need to bring a Post-It summing up your research in one sentence. During the Post-It session you present your research project by putting into practice what you worked out over the day.



<i style="padding:15px 0px 10px 20px;">Research Day 2016: Participants of the open panel discussions on "Communication in Research".</i><i style="padding:15px 0px 10px 20px;">Poster Presentations in small interdisciplinary groups.</i><i style="padding:15px 0px 10px 20px;">Dr Thomas Koch on the importance of building a career strategy.</i><i style="padding:15px 0px 10px 20px;">Many interested doctoral and postdoctal researchers showed up.</i>