The twenty-fifth edition of the Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication begins

The twenty-fifth edition of the Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication begins

This October the Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication (MCC) celebrates a quarter of a century. The twenty-fifth promotion of students of the master’s degree has already begun the first classes of the course.

It has been 25 years since Vladimir de Semir, creator of the Science and Technology supplement of La Vanguardia and one of the main drivers of international scientific communication networks, founded what would be the first master in scientific communication in Spain. He, the former director of the master, is still a professor and the coordinator of the Dissemination and Scientific Journalism course. The current director of the master is Gema Revuelta, one of the professionals with more experience in teaching and advising in scientific and medical communication, in Spanish, European and international environment. She is also the director of the Center of Studies in Communication, Science and Society (CSC-UPF), a center that works to bring science closer to society, and among one of the actions to fulfill this mission offers as training the MCC.

La promoción 25 del MCC empieza las clases con mucha ilusión.

La promoción 25 del MCC empieza las clases con mucha ilusión.

A master that professionalizes in the art of scientific communication mainly to scientists and journalists. Training in this area is emerging as an object of study and research to improve communication in universities and research centers, in scientific journalism, in science museums and in outreach centers. It is a field with notable applications and career opportunities. For 24 years the MCC has been preparing its students to generate, manage and transmit scientific knowledge, ideas and professional opportunities that derive from the use and associated technological development. Throughout the program the main sources of scientific information and the forms of transmission are analyzed, such as the relationships between the expert world, the technological industries and society, how the discoveries impact on people and the ethical problems associated with all this knowledge management process.

 

 

A differential feature from other similar master’s degrees is that all academic professors are active professionals, they provide first-hand the necessary tools and knowledge to practice their profession. In this way, students know a wide range of professional opportunities and the basic notions to exercise them. Some of the professionals and professors of the MCC are Maria Josep Picó, an expert in environmental communication; Núria Jar, a freelance journalist specialized in science and health and a radio collaborator at Rac1; Bienvenido León, Professor of Audiovisual Scientific Dissemination of the University of Navarra; Pedro García, a museography expert and general director of EXPOGRAFIC, SA, and Cristina Aced, an independent communication consultant specialized in the digital field. On Twitter we begin to see the activity of some of the teachers who have started the classes of this promotion:

A master’s degree that offers the possibility of doing internships in institutions such as the National Geographic and Scientific American magazines, the National Oncology Research Center, the CSIC-UPF Institute of Evolutionary Biology, the Biomedical Research Institute (IRB), the agency SINC (FECYT), the Synchrotron ALBA, the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), the Foundation Center for Genomic Regulation, the Foundation “la Caixa”, “La Marató” of TV3, the Quèquicom (TV3) and El cazador de cerebros (TV2) programs, Exploratorium, as well as media and various museums.

Another feature of the master to highlight is the realization of a transversal project throughout the course, which is carried out individually, in order to apply the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques that are acquired in the program by developing a written product. The individual project of the master’s degree (PIM) is valued very positively by the students, since they dedicate time to work in those initiatives that most concern and motivate them and that they want to carry out. To make the development of the project easier for the students, the master’s degree offers the necessary resources whenever possible, in addition to having the tutoring of MCC teachers and several sessions in which peers and professors make a feedback on the project to get the most out of it.

As every year, we can see the career path of this 25th edition of the master in networks, following the MCC25 hashtag on Twitter!

Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 already has a preliminary program and open registrations!

Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 already has a preliminary program and open registrations!

The preliminary program and the registration form for the Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 of Scientific Communication and Culture are now available. This year we celebrate the ninth edition with a creative and innovative program, made up of more than 50 activities. We have the participation of top professionals who will share their knowledge and experiences with us in workshops, work spaces, debates, round tables, micro-cocktails, shows, etc. (more…)

Carolina Llorente teaches an introductory course to RRI for researchers

Carolina Llorente teaches an introductory course to RRI for researchers

Carolina Llorente gave an introductory course to the RRI for researchers in Valencia on November 15.

The course is part of a series of 3 conferences organized by the FISABIO foundation. This was the first, and the following ones will take place on November 28 in Castellón and on December 12 in Alicante.

 

In yesterday’s course participated 25 people living in Valencia. Courses are aimed at researchers, but they are also open to management and communication staff. The idea of ​​the courses / workshops is to offer an overview of the RRI from a more philosophical perspective and also from the point of view of the European Commission.

The course lasts 4 hours and is eminently practical. The materials used are adaptations of the materials elaborated in the HEIRRI project.

 

Here you have more information about the foundation: http://fisabio.san.gva.es/fisabio

You can find the HEIRRI materials at the following link: https://www.rri-tools.eu/heirri-training-programmes

The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

On June 26th, the HEIRRI Consortium gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the last meeting of the project, due to conclude at the end of August. The team used this opportunity to share final results of the several tasks of the project, but it was most of all a time for discussion and reflection about what the group has achieved during the three years of work. (more…)

Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

The HEIRRI Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduces the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the different approaches towards it. It will show inspiring RRI practices and activities and give participants the opportunity to investigate RRI in a role-play exercise. Participants will develop first ideas on how to implement RRI into practice and will be given the chance to exchange their views. (more…)

Participation and involvement at the HEIRRI course on how to train RRI

Participation and involvement at the HEIRRI course on how to train RRI

6e24c29e-3cca-41d9-a6af-b825f6dc47a9On Tuesday November 21st, the train the trainers course “Reflecting on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)“, organized within the framework of the European project HEIRRI, was held in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. About 50 people attended the course from various universities throughout the country, research centres, foundations and private entities.

The session, which took place from 9:00 to 14:00h, had as its core the reflection about the concept of RRI and how it could be integrated into different levels of higher education. Issues such as inclusion, sustainability or interdisciplinarity were discussed, keeping other RRI-basic concepts such as ethics or gender equality as transversal axis of the debates. The course was aimed at people with an interest in teaching the concept and practice of RRI, whether within universities or in other areas. (more…)