Communicating Sciences and Arts in Times of Digital Media

Rationale & Aim of Expert Group

“Science communication” – encompassing not only STEM subjects, but also humanities and arts – has received more attention from academia, (science) politics and society in recent years.

But the science communication landscape is changing, creating new challenges such as economic pressures on science journalism, a pluralization of “science communication” actors and formats, and the emergence and growth of digital media.

The expert group aims to assess status quo & current trends in “science communication” in Switzerland and to develop scenarios for improving “science communication.
Expert Group Members
  • Prof. Dr. Mike Schäfer (Expert Group Speaker), University of Zürich, Communication Scientist
  • Prof. Dr. Karl Aberer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Computer Scientist
  • Dr. Philipp Burkard, Science et Cité, Managing Director
  • Gian-Andri Casutt, ETH-Board Zürich, Head of Communication
  • Dr. Ana Godinho, CERN, Head of Communication
  • Prof. Dr. Caspar Hirschi, University of St. Gallen, Historian
  • Dr. Angelika Jacobs, Keystone SDA, Science Journalist
  • Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren, University of Zürich, Communication Scientist
  • Prof. Dr. Alain Kauffmann, University of Lausanne, Sociologist
  • Prof. Dr. Reto Knutti, ETH Zürich, Climate Scientist
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Maier, University of Koblenz and Landau (D), Communication Psychologist
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Metag, University of Münster (D), Communication Scientist
  • Thomas Müller, SRF, Science Journalist
  • Prof. Dr. Bruno Strasser, University of Geneva, Historian
  • Prof. Dr. Suzanne Suggs, Università della Svizzera italiana, Communication Scientist
  • Prof. Dr. Albert Weichselbraun, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Information Scientist
  • Dr. Giovanni Pellegri, Università della Svizzera italiana, Head of l’Ideatorio
Dr. des. Tobias Füchslin, Group Researcher & Coordinator
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