All posts by Alexander Gerber

An information scientist by trade, Alex has been working as a journalist, author and director in the area of science and innovation since 1993. He is course director at the International Science Communication, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (RWU), Germany, former chair of the Editorial Board of EuroScientist and former member of the EuroScience Governing Board

Ready for third generation of science communicators?

Science is more politicised than ever. And its communication, in an increasingly diverse media environment, has become highly complex, often relying on dozens of experts in a single institution alone. As a result, science communicators need new management qualifications such as governance and controlling, public affairs and crisis management, risk communication and public engagement. It is about time that science communication training programmes catch up with the new science context. This is why, in September 2014, the first students will attend the newly launched undergraduate course in Science Communication at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (RWU), in Kleve, Germany. Read more [...]