SciCOM hosts the South African Research Chair in Science Communication.

Following the allocation of a South African (DST/NRF) Research Chair in Science Communication, Stellenbosch University has become an African hub for research and postgraduate training in science communication.

The global reality of science journalism today

Marina Joubert – The challenging realities of science journalism around the world, as well as its crucial role at the interface between science and society, were hotly debated at the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists that took place in Lausanne, Switzerland at the beginning of July 2019. Dr Marina Joubert attended this conference and wrote this blog for the PCST network, as well as a conference review for the open access journal JCOM.

The end of a #scicomm journey

Several weeks ago I joined a group of 48 adventurous individuals from 15 countries and embarked on a journey into the world of public science communication. This journey (via an interactive online course) is now drawing to a close. As any traveller returning home knows, the barrage of questions is about to begin. Where did we go? What sights did we see? How did we experience the local food and culture?

Academic communication networking in Leipzig

Dr Marina Joubert was one of ten staff members from Stellenbosch University who participated in a week-long academic exchange to Leipzig University from 24 – 29 June 2019. In Leipzig, she was hosted by Professors Alexander Godulla and Cornelia Wolf, both experts in communication science with a focus on digital communication.

Master’s degree with a specialisation in Science and Public Engagement in 2020

Stellenbosch University offers an M.Phil. Programme in the field of science and technology studies, with a specialisation in science and public engagement. Interested applicants should apply online on or before 31 August 2019 (non-South African citizens) and 30 September 2019 (South African citizens).