Summer School Science Communication





From 3-7 July 2023, Science Communication and Society department from Leiden University will organize a summer school for researchers who want to learn about communicating science to diverse audiences. The summer school is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and other early career researchers. This year we open our Summer School for all disciplines in science, including social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.

Over the span of one week, you will get theoretical perspectives about science communication, practice skills and apply it in the development of a science communication product. A variety of guest speakers will share their experiences and best practices with you, while our team of Science Communication scientists from Leiden University will guide you through this exciting week.

The programme will include:

  • Introduction to science communication, inspiration on SciCom products.
  • Lectures on communication theory, target audiences, how to include outreach in funding proposals, literature and best practices.
  • Presentations by guest speakers about their experiences with different types of science communication.
  • Workshops on social media and science journalism.
  • Throughout the week, participants will develop a science communication product together which will be presented at the end of the week.

The Summer School takes place in Leiden (on-site) from 3 – 7 July, 2023. The registration fee is €450,-. Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided, as well as a closing reception on Friday. We have space for 20-25 participants. Participants need to arrange their travel and hotel stay themselves.

More information
More information and the link for registration can be found here.
Deadline for registration is March 31st, 2023.