Castiglione del Lago, Italy

Second (Geo)Science Communication School

when 27 March 2017 - 1 April 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 250

The school is the result of a collaboration between researchers from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) and the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication of the University of Copenhagen. Local organization is provided by island of meetings (iom) and the school
is supported by the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), by the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) and by the AXA Research Fund.

Attending the school students will learn how to effectively convey important research results to a public of both experts and laypeople.

Students will learn how:
- to write scientific papers,
- to structure poster and talks for conference presentation,
- to write proposals at international level,
- to communicate science to general public, students, and policymakers,
- to communicate through art and laboratories
- to communicate through social networks and internet

Also students will receive coaching from experienced researchers (Marie Curie Alumni) and Euraxess experts on proposal and report drafting.

Being involved in science communication activities will allow the students to gain communication technical skills that will be useful in their wider lives and will remind the students that science is an heritage that needs to be shared as a part of our culture.

EGU grants available!

Course leader

Rita Nogherotto

Target group

The School is open to researchers at all levels with priority for graduate students, PhD students and early career researchers.

Course aim

The school has the aim of offering overview and training of scientific communication skills in all its forms. The school will treat communication not only with an "educative aim" but also with a "scientific aim". The lecturers will therefore not only present an overview of science communication from a theoretical point of view, but also will offer practical activities on abstract/paper writing and poster editing, on proposal and report drafting, and on how to improve communication to policymakers. All the lectures will be accompanied by laboratories and students will experience concrete activities: for example each student will present a poster at the beginning of the school and posters will be corrected and improved at the end applying what learned during the school; at the end of the school students will try to provide accurate but concise information about their science to the general public without using any powerpoint presentation and without using any pc as it was done during the first edition (

Fee info

EUR 250: The fee includes excursion, coffee breaks, teaching material.
EUR 670: The fee includes (***) hotel accommodation, meals, excursion, social events, coffee breaks, teaching material.


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