The South African Research Chair in Science Communication (SciCOM)

Over the last three decades, science communication has emerged as a dynamic and multi-faceted research area at leading academic institutions around the world. 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 science communication.

In addition to an active and productive research programme – more about the current research areas here – 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.