The Master in Communication of Science and Innovation (SCICOMM) is a new programme offered by the University of Trento, Department of Sociology

It’s a one-year programme for students who would like to:
- Develop skills to play a key role in communication and public engagement strategies in research organisations, in innovation-oriented work environments, in the area of science culture and research policy
- Be at the forefront of the newest trends and approaches in the communication of science and innovation
- Understand key models and concepts in the field of science communication
- Develop a critical understanding of the potential and limits of contemporary media in shaping the public discourse about science
- Develop skills to critically evaluate the quality of communication strategies, both in relation to organisational aims and audiences’ expectations
- Be able to connect the everyday practice of science and innovation communication with state of the art research about science and technology in society

The working language of the programme is English.
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About us

Cristina Rigutto
Blog and social media editor at Public Understanding of Science Journal

Blog Contributors

Joachim Allgaier

Rony Armon
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Martin W. Bauer
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Rainer Bromme
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Massimiano Bucchi
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Elena Canedelli
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Ilan Chabay
Public engagement with science online in local communities

Rupert Cole
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Emily Dawson
Challenging social exclusion in science communication
Martí Domínguez
Bankole Falade
Is religion at war with science in modern Nigeria?

Noah Weeth Feinstein
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Tobias Füchslin
Do You Know Your Audience? The Four Audiences of Science Communication in Switzerland

Yaela N. Golumbic
Public engagement with science online in local communities

Jane Gregory
Cover Images Raise Citation Rates

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
Historical moments in Public Understanding of Science 

Brian Kantor
Meaning is co-constructed, in science communication and in art

Esther Laslo
7 steps to evaluating science online

Bruce Lewenstein
Public engagement with science online in local communities

Rodrigo Martínez-Novo
Aquaculture, fishermen and the invention of innovation

Elena Milani

Beth Gillian Raps, Ph.D,
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Jacopo Sacquegno
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Mike S. Schäfer

Real science at Sundance film festival collides with science deniers

Guoyan Wang
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Elly Zimmer
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Ezzuela Zarantonello
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