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Science in the Swiss public: the state of science communication and public engagement with science in Switzerland


Schäfer, Mike S; Füchslin, Tobias; Casutt, Gian-Andri; Suggs, Suzanne; Aberer, Karl; Burkard, Philipp; Godinho, Ana; Hirschi, Caspar; Jacobs, Angelika; Jarren, Otfried; Kaufmann, Alain; Knutti, Reto; Maier, Michaela; Metag, Julia; Müller, Thomas; Strasser, Bruno; Weichselbraun, Albert (2021). Science in the Swiss public: the state of science communication and public engagement with science in Switzerland. Bern: Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz.

Abstract

Science communication and public engagement with science have repeatedly been called for in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, die Swiss Academies of the Arts and Sciences have set up an expert group to assess the state of science communication in Switzerland, and to provide recommendations for how to improve it. The expert group report is based on a comprehensive review of the available interdisciplinary scholarship analyzing science communication and public engagement with science in Switzerland. Selectively, it also incorporates original data, international findings, and secondary analyses where little or no published scholarly work was available. The report covers a wide range of facets of science communication and public engagement in Switzerland, from public attitudes towards science over individuals and organizations engaging in science communication and engagement formats to news and social media representations of science. On this basis, it formulates 20 recommendations for improving science communication in Switzerland.

Abstract

Science communication and public engagement with science have repeatedly been called for in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, die Swiss Academies of the Arts and Sciences have set up an expert group to assess the state of science communication in Switzerland, and to provide recommendations for how to improve it. The expert group report is based on a comprehensive review of the available interdisciplinary scholarship analyzing science communication and public engagement with science in Switzerland. Selectively, it also incorporates original data, international findings, and secondary analyses where little or no published scholarly work was available. The report covers a wide range of facets of science communication and public engagement in Switzerland, from public attitudes towards science over individuals and organizations engaging in science communication and engagement formats to news and social media representations of science. On this basis, it formulates 20 recommendations for improving science communication in Switzerland.

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Item Type:Published Research Report
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:Science communication
Language:English
Date:15 July 2021
Deposited On:20 Sep 2021 12:37
Last Modified:21 Sep 2021 03:42
Publisher:Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz
Series Name:swiss academies reports
Number of Pages:103
ISSN:2297-1572
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4974311
Official URL:https://akademien-schweiz.ch/de/themen/wissenschaftskommunikation

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