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13th PCST Conference
Salvador / Brazil
How did modern science communication
emerge in different countries around the
world...
Cradle of Scientific Citizenship
Urania, Berlin
The world‘s first science centre,
inaugurated 1888
 Stage for ‘public sci...
Founding fathers:
Alexander von Humboldt
and Werner von Siemens
Public Engagement seems to
have a long history in Germany
The roots of science
journalism
TELI, Munich / Berlin
German Association for Science
& Technology Publishing
 founded in ...
CLICK TO PLAY
The roots of science
journalism
Heinz Haber
 “Chief Science Consultant” at Walt
Disney (1956) where he prod...
Degree Programmes
Rhine-Waal (2014)
1st “Science Communication” degree programme in DE+AT+CH
 Methodologically: comparati...
Cheers!
Please keep an eye out for:
Europe’s first full-fledged
3-year Science Communication
degree programme in English.
...
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The Emergence of Science Communication in Germany

  1. 1. 13th PCST Conference Salvador / Brazil How did modern science communication emerge in different countries around the world? [20774] Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Denmark Elaine Reynoso Haynes, Mexico Bruce Lewenstein, USA Alexander Gerber, Germany Moderator: Toss Gascoigne, Australia  Germany, Campus Cleves bit.ly/Sci-Comm-Germany
  2. 2. Cradle of Scientific Citizenship Urania, Berlin The world‘s first science centre, inaugurated 1888  Stage for ‘public scientists’  Forum for societal debate  Scientific theatre  Public astronomical observatory  Nowadays also cinema screenings, music concerts, event location for conferences etc.
  3. 3. Founding fathers: Alexander von Humboldt and Werner von Siemens Public Engagement seems to have a long history in Germany
  4. 4. The roots of science journalism TELI, Munich / Berlin German Association for Science & Technology Publishing  founded in 1929  probably the first science journalists association worldwide Heinz Haber  Physicist  one of the forefathers of sci-tech journalism
  5. 5. CLICK TO PLAY The roots of science journalism Heinz Haber  “Chief Science Consultant” at Walt Disney (1956) where he produced the TV documentary “Our friend the atom” by order of the U.S. Administration to improve the image of nuclear energy.  Back to Europe in the late 50's, where he began pioneering popular science journalism on TV: “Professor Haber experimentiert”, “Das Mathematische Kabinett”, “Unser blauer Planet”, “Stirbt unser blauer Planet”, “Was sucht der Mensch im Weltraum”.  30 books, many of them best-sellers Heinz Haber: “Our friend the atom”
  6. 6. Degree Programmes Rhine-Waal (2014) 1st “Science Communication” degree programme in DE+AT+CH  Methodologically: comparative / transcultural  Focus on socio-political aspects of PCST  entirely taught in English, tuition-free  Applications in June
  7. 7. Cheers! Please keep an eye out for: Europe’s first full-fledged 3-year Science Communication degree programme in English. Entirely tuition-free ! Applications in June

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