A study shows the long term effects of science museums and fairs in Spain

A study shows the long term effects of science museums and fairs in Spain

Interior of the Science museum, London, UK

Science museums and fairs have clear positive effects in the long term, both for its visitors and for the cities hosting them. This is the main conclusion drawn from the study undertaken in six Spanish cities, where nine scientific culture initiatives (science museums, planetariums, science fairs, etc.) have been analysed. The research has been coordinated by Gema Revuelta, director of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre from Pompeu Fabra University (SCS-UPF). Núria Saladié, Mari Carmen Cebrián and Hector Rodríguez, have also participated in the study, which has received funding from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
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Now available the videos from the HEIRRI Conference

Now available the videos from the HEIRRI Conference

2016videoHEIRRI_thumbnail01During the 1st HEIRRI Conference Teaching RRI at University celebrated on March 18th, 2016, five short videos were elaborated. The first of them is a general video of the event, summarizing the intense day of debates and interactions. The four other videos are video-capsules about different aspects related to the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into Higher Education Institutions. They are about “Pedagogies and RRI in Higher Education Institutions”, “Students and RRI in Higher Education Institutions”, “Benefits and RRI in Higher Education Institutions”, and “Challenges and RRI in Higher Education Institutions”.
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UPF participates in the international conference on science communication

UPF participates in the international conference on science communication

pcstOn April 26, 27 and 28, the biannual conference of the Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology, PCST took place in Istanbul (Turkey). This congress is the meeting point for international scientific communication professionals, from journalists specialized in science and technology, to representatives of science museums, the academic community as well as other professionals of related fields.

In this edition, the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society (SCS-UPF) has participated in two sessions. In the first of them, Núria Saladié spoke about the European project NERRI (Neuro-enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation), specifically about the measures developed locally to achieve a greater involvement of stakeholders. The other speakers of the session were Marc-Denis Weitze (Acatech) and Wolfgang Goede (EUSJA), and it was moderated by Brian Trench (PCST).
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The Royal Society looks for volunteers at the Summer Science Exhibition 2016

The Royal Society looks for volunteers at the Summer Science Exhibition 2016

SSE2016The Royal Society is looking for reliable and highly motivated volunteers to work on the 2016 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which will run from 5 July – 10 July 2016.

The annual event showcases an exciting cutting-edge science and technology research from across the UK and provides an opportunity for members of the public to talk with scientists and ask them questions about their work. Alongside the exhibition, there will be a programme of events like science Cafés, panel discussions, show and tells and interactive activities.
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IUCN-Med is looking for a communication intern

IUCN-Med is looking for a communication intern

iucnInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is looking for a 6 months communication intern to work in the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) located in Málaga, Spain.

IUCN-Med was created in October 2001 and it has over 180 members in the Mediterranean Region, including 16 governments. IUCN-Med ‘s mission is to influence, encourage and assist Mediterranean societies to conserve and use natural regional resources in a sustainable manner.
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