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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 2020 - ONLINE
"How is research perceived by the public and why is this important for me as a researcher?"

Friday 11, December 2020 // 09:00 to 11:30 h and 12:30 to 14:30 h

The roles and responsibilities of researchers in and for society are highly discussed today. Science College will explore what we know about “the public” and what we know about self-understandings, motivations and experiences of researchers who make their research public. In the morning experts and researchers of RUB offer a look behind the scenes by sharing their knowledge and experiences on both: 1) attitudes and expectations of non-expert and layperson audiences towards publicly discussed research and 2) strategies, attitudes and experiences researchers react with to the public perception of research.

By addresing cross-links between research and society the programme would like to support you in better understanding if, why and how to make research public and what it could mean to take over this responsibility.

The afternoon is dedicated to practical exercises: you will start working on a public profile of you as a researcher and your research project for expert and/ or non-expert audiences by drafting first contents for a potential individual homepage.

The complete Science College will be online by Zoom.

Please note: for 0,5 CP Research School Certificate please participate the complete day.


If you have any question please contact Dr. Ursula Justus.