Are you doing an interdisciplinary PhD or are you part of an interdisciplinary research team or research centre? Are you interested in science communication and collaboration across academic fields? Have you considered your place in academia recently?
In the end of November, beginning of December we have organised a PhD course on science communication and interdisciplinarity to be held at the Medical Museion. The course consists of a mix of lectures and exercises and aims to provide a space to investigate the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity and science communication.
The point of departure for the course is that these two fields have interesting overlaps which may fruitfully inform each other – a science communication perspective on interdisciplinarity, for instance, may provide insights into, and tools to address, cross-disciplinary (mis)understandings, and interdisciplinary perspectives may shape the approach to science communication in new ways.
Some of the topics we will look into during the course includes:
- the uses and definitions of interdisciplinarity;
- the challenges of how to manage an interdisciplinary academic career;
- the role of science communication in past and current academia;
- cases and exercises related to the students’ projects;
- and more.
It is our hope that the course will provide both useful knowledge and reflections on these issues and also facilitate a basic level of experience in how to apply these insights and understandings to best communicate across disciplines and from an interdisciplinary position.
The course is part of a KU2016 project on ‘cross-disciplinary education’ at university of Copenhagen and will therefore not only be research based but the participants contributions to the discussions and issues addressed during the course will be an important part of an ongoing research project.
Note: Deadline for registration is November 1!
Edited September 24 (new course dates and registration deadline)