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Science communication units in universities

The growth in importance of the 'third mission of universities has given rise to the creation of dedicated units. Watch Prof. Cales explain more.

Many universities created science communication and public engagement units

They work as an intermediary between the researchers and the rest of society: they create occasions of scientific communication and dialogue between academia and the public audience, they train researchers in the art of science communication and they form networks that could improve the effectiveness of these initiatives.

In the next video, we will continue exploring the roles that science communication and public engagement units have.

Your view

Here we would ask you to think about a topic mentioned by prof Calés:

  • Can institutional communication defend science effectively against fraud and hoaxes?
  • Are universities and research centers always seen as unbiased and impartial?

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