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The Science of Science Communication: Relevance and Central Findings

By Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer, Department of Communications and Media Research, University of Zurich

Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer is Professor of Science Communication with the University of Zurich’s Department of Communications and Media Research. He is also Director of the University’s Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS) and of the AGORA commission at the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research focuses on science communication, online communication and public sphere theory, issues on which he has published widely.


Science communication is central to modern knowledge societies – has become even more important in the (alleged) age of “post-truth” and “alternative facts”. Science communication efforts have mushroomed, and
correspondingly, social scientists have started to analyze the science communication ecosystem. The talk explores the relevance of this “science of science communication”, outlines crucial findings and discusses their implications.


  • Time and place: at 3.15 in BC 420, EPFL
From: 27 Nov, 2019
To: 27 Nov, 2019



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