Geneva, Switzerland

Listen, Engage, Connect: Explore The Science Communication Arena

when 24 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1100

he Summer School "Listen, Engage, Connect: Explore The Science Communication Arena" aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key principles and strategies of science communication in the current global context.

The program will cover a range of topics, including writing and storytelling for a lay audience, curating dialogues for impact, navigating fake news and alternative facts, risk communication and community engagement, the relationship between science and society, the neural basis of decision-making and strategies for building strong public relations between politics and academic institutions.

The course will be led by some of the leading experts in the field of science communication, including Pulitzer Prize winner Prof. Deborah Blum, Dr. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organization, Dr. Ana Godinho, Head of Communication at CERN, and other knowledgeable experts.

Course leader

Course directors:

Prof. Christoph Renner
Vice-Dean, Professor, Department of Quantum Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, UNIGE

Massimo Caine
Chargée d’information, Editor-in-chief, TheScienceBreaker, Faculty of Science, UNIGE

Target group

Bachelor and Master's students, Ph.D. candidates, as well as junior professionals from all walks of life who are interested in science communication.

Fee info

CHF 1100: Professionals fee
CHF 900: External students fee