Symposium: Science, the Media and knowledge transfer

How young scientists can improve their impact on society

More than ever before, modern scientists are expected to reach out to the outside world. Research funding programmes have increased their demands for knowledge transfer. The idea is that companies, administrators and the general public become aware of the outcomes of scientific research, so it will lead to more applications in society. In this Science 2.0 dealing with the media becomes increasingly important.

On Wednesday 26 February, Tertium organises a symposium and networking event for all Amsterdam-based PhDs. In a varied programme with presentations, interviews and debates we discuss how young scientists could improve their impact on society.

A media panel with Maarten Keulemans (head of science desk at de Volkskrant), Marijntje Denters (broadcast journalist at VPROs Tegenlicht) and Bouwe van Straten (science and technology editor at NTR) will discuss their experiences with scientists as a source of information for articles and TV-programmes and give suggestions how scientists could me more effective in getting their word out.

The programme includes a column by Bregje Dijksterhuis, winner of the Robbert Dijkgraaf Essay Award 2013 and a presentation on knowledge dissemination by Ronald Mooijer from the Technology Transfer Office. Historian Eva Moraal will share her experiences with the media attention she got after the publication of her dissertation.

The symposium will be presented by Natasja van den Berg and Michiel Hulshof of Tertium.

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014
Location: De Doelenzaal, Singel 425 in Amsterdam
Doors open: 13.00
Programme: 13.30 – 16.00, drinks afterwards
Registration: Please send an e-mail to stating your name, position and research. The number of seats is limited. Entry to the programme is free after registration. For the networking drinks afterwards, we ask a small contribution of 5 euro p.p.


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