Science communication is a sub-field of media and communications research, that seeks to explore and theorise the multiple connections between science, society and communications technologies.

The focus of the Chair is to study the role of communications in connecting scientific research with the broader project of social justice and engaged publics, and to action-research best practice in communications modalities that serve the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Following the allocation of the South African Research Chair in Science Communication at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University has become an African hub for research and postgraduate training in the field.

In addition to an active and productive research programme the Chair offers postgraduate students the opportunity to specialise in science communication when enrolled for Science and Technology Studies at CREST. The Chair also offers a six week online course, focus on science communication and engagement in the developing world.

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Eco Communications: Call for submissions

A interdisciplinary symposium on conversations between science, ecology and media and communications. 18 November 2022, Stellenbosch University. Apply to present your work at the symposium by 30 September 2022. Read on

Publications at SciCom

Read the latest publications from SciCom from books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and popular news articles.  Read on ➔

The Academic Citizen

The Academic Citizen is an independent podcast series produced and funded in its second iteration by the South African Research Chair in Science Communication in 2022. Read on