The two reports examine the landscape of European science communication today, and chart the current opportunities for science communication education and training across Europe.
In order to better understand the state of European science communication, the QUEST project has analysed the landscape of public science communication and the state of science communication education and training across Europe. The extensive reports help paint a picture of the diverse field of European science communication, and we are happy to share them with the community of European science communication professionals.
European science communication today
Through interviews, literature reviews, quantitative social media analysis, and ethnography, the QUEST partner Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) led a comprehensive study into science communication in Europe. The research assessed the landscape of science communication research, science journalism, science on social media and science in museums.
The study concluded that science communication is a landscape in transition, that it needs to embrace a critical, dialogic approach and that format matters – science communication is experienced and used differently depending on the medium. You can read more about the research findings here.
The full study ‘Summary report: European Science Communication today’ is available here.
Science communication education and training across Europe
There is a broad range of science communication training opportunities around Europe, but an up-to-date mapping of the available courses has not existed – until now. The QUEST partner Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has charted science communication education and training courses in Europe, taking into account the the level of teaching, its target and purpose, and its focus. The research found 115 courses in 18 European countries. You can read more about the results and explore the interactive map here.
The full study ‘Science communication education and training across Europe’ is available here.
More deliverables will be added to the Outputs page over the course of the project.