Star-Spotting Experiment shortlisted for international science engagement prize

The Star-Spotting Experiment, VA’s 2019 citizen science project to investigate light pollution, was shortlisted for the 2019 Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year competition. Project manager, Lena Söderström was invited to Berlin in November to present the project in the final of the competition at the Falling Walls Conference. Here we talk to her about the experience.

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Dåligt hum om humaniora måste tas på allvar

Denna text har tidigare publicerats som gästinlägg på Humtankbloggen.

Allmänheten saknar i stor utsträckning uppfattning om humanistisk forskning. Det tycks vara betydligt lättare att relatera till forskning inom medicin eller naturvetenskap. Det visar undersökningar genomförda av föreningen Vetenskap & Allmänhet, som i ett gästinlägg på Humtankbloggen närmare presenterar flera av de studier som den senaste tiden uppmärksammats i samhällsdebatten. Författarna ställer också frågan om den diffusa bilden av humanistisk forskning riskerar att minska samhällets stöd för humanioraforskning.

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Medical researcher named Sweden’s best science communicator 2019

Press release 27 November 2019

Keivan Javanshiri, a medical researcher at the Department of Neuropathology at Lund University has won the 2019 Swedish Researchers’ Grand Prix. He was awarded the title of Sweden’s best science communicator at the final held on 26 November in Stockholm. The winner was decided based upon the combined votes of the public and a jury. 

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GÄSTKRÖNIKA: Back to the beginning

When I was a child, I wanted to become a writer. A writer of children’s books, to be more precise. Maybe this had something to do with me having devoured most of the books in the children’s library of my hometown in the Netherlands. This dream has faded away over time, but my appetite for writing and communication has not. Getting an insight as an intern into what a professional organisation as VA does on a daily basis to bridge the gap between science and society, feels like being invited into the chef’s kitchen.

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