Welcome to a presentation with Professor Alexander Gerber, Rhine-Waal University, Germany
"Towards more socially robust research: Entering the era of evidence-based science communication"
Alexander Gerber is Full Professor of International Science Communication at Germany's first international public university, Rhine-Waal. Prof Gerber coordinates Europe's only 3-year Science Communication degree programme.
The research in his department focusses on socio-political dimensions of science-society issues. As an outspoken critic of the ineffective transfer mechanisms of scholarly publishing, Prof Gerber is calling for an 'Open Science Communication', by emphasising the shared responsibilities of the different stakeholders.
Prof Gerber introduced Reintermediation Theory in Science Journalism research, and is the author of the German series of "Trend Studies in Science Communication".
Prof Gerber is also Research Director of the extramural Institute for Science and Innovation Communication (INSCICO) and a Visiting Professor in the Science Marketing/Science Communication Masters degrees in Trieste, Italy, and at the Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany. Before coming to Rhine-Waal University, the information scientist and long-time science journalist, publisher and film director was Head of Marketing & Communications at Fraunhofer (ICT) for seven years, and founder and editor-in-chief of InnoVisions Magazine.
He is an elected member of the Scientific Committee of PCST, the global association for the Public Communication of Science and Technology, and chairs the Board of Curators of the German Association of Specialised Journalists. Gerber is a member of the Advisory Boards of the International Science in Society Knowledge Community, the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), and the Science Shop Network in Bonn. For Euroscience, he serves as an elected member of the Governing Board and of the ESOF Supervisory Board.
Host: Professor Carl Johan SundbergContact person: Mette Gladden