Strengthening university-society engagement – online conference sheds light on inspiring examples

As universities seek to strengthen their connections with their local communities, concepts like ’civic universities’ and ’public engagement’ can play a key role. To help inspire their members, the Swedish non-profit organisations VA (Public & Science) and Unilink jointly ran an online conference on 12 November, to gain a better understanding of these concepts in practice. 

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Rethinking SciComm – sensemaking and quality in focus at virtual workshops

In October and November, the Swedish Rethinkerspace, part of the EU RETHINK project, met for the second time. The workshop, which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was divided into two digital meetings, aimed to dive deeper into how people make sense of science communication, and how to assess quality in digital science communication.  Läs mer


Från vision till verklighet – Forskningskommunikation i ljuset av en pandemi

Under den pågående pandemin har mycket förändrats även hur vi kommunicerar om forskning. Vilka är de nya förutsättningarna och utmaningarna? Hur hanterar vi osäkerheten i den kunskap som gradvis utvecklas? Detta och mycket mer diskuterades på årets Forum för Forskningskommunikation som arrangerades för åttonde året i rad, men för första gången helt digitalt.

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VA at ESOF 2020 – ensuring dialogue between science and society in challenging times

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, dialogue between science and society is more important than ever. This year’s EuroScience Open Forum, a hybrid of in-person and online events held 2-6 September, provided a key international platform to discuss and share experiences on issues such as communicating scientific uncertainty and maintaining public trust in science.

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Kampen om kunskap – strategier för samverkan

Forskare förväntas samverka med sitt omgivande samhälle i allt större utsträckning. Men vad menar vi med det? Och är samverkan alltid att föredra? Frågorna utforskas i boken Kampen om kunskap – Akademi och praktik och var utgångspunkten för ett dialog-webbinarium den 3 juni 2020 arrangerat av Vetenskap & Allmänhet och Ideell Arena.

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How to engage online when we cannot meet in person – Launch of Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden

The COVID-19 pandemic took us all off-guard. From one day to another cities, regions and countries closed down. Conferences, science festivals and project meetings were postponed or cancelled. Well into the preparations of our very first Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden meeting, we quickly had to adapt to the new situation. In late April and the beginning of May, 25 science engagers from 16 countries participated in an online interactive workshop, marking the launch of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden.

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