Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

World conference on popular science coming to Öresund

31.05.2006


Swedish-Danish collaboration paid off — the two neighboring countries will be joint hosts of the 10th PCST Conference in the spring of 2008.



This is not only the first time the conference is taking place in the Nordic countries but also the first time it is to be jointly hosted by two countries.

The application was backed by the Swedish Research Council and the Danish Science Communication together with Malmö University College, Lund University, Copenhagen University, and Öresund University.


PCST stands for Public Communication of Science and Technology and represents a worldwide network of research communicators. PCTS consists of researchers, science journalists, press officers, librarians, and others who work with the dissemination of research information. The network is designed to stimulate a conversation about how research communication is done, and international conferences are one tool.

As mentioned, it is the first time the conference is to be held in Scandinavia, and the main purpose is to strengthen the dialog between the research community and the rest of society.

“With the conference coming here, we can now highlight the Scandinavian perspective on many issues that are normally elucidated from the Anglo-Saxon point of view in international discussions, including issues like research funding. Scandinavian countries occupy a special place in that context, since a much greater portion of research is financed with tax money in comparison with other countries. And the Scandinavian countries have a great deal to learn from other countries when it comes to alumn activities, for example,” says Jasper Steen Winkel, chief communication officer at Copenhagen University.

Just as the Öresund Bridge joins together Sweden and Denmark, the organizers want the conference to serve as a bridge between researchers and the general public.

“Building bridges can also serve as a metaphor for closing the gap between different research disciplines, between north and south, between rich and poor, between knowledge we have and knowledge we need to get,” says Lena Wollin, chief information officer at the Swedish Research Council, who coordinated the application.

It is also a first for the conference to be arranged across national boundaries.

“This shows that collaboration among institutions of higher learning across the border along Öresund enhances our attraction as a venue for international events and conferences,” says Bengt Streijffert, head of the Secretariat for Öresund University. Everyone is also delighted on the Swedish side:

“We are gratified and honored to be chosen to host the conference. This shows the strength and quality that can be generated in a collaborative project like Öresund University. Moreoever, since communication and cooperation with the surrounding world are cornerstones of our work, we are especially eager to be privileged to bring home this conference,” says Lennart Olausson, president of Malmö University College, and Göran Bexell, president of Lund University, in a joint statement.

Annakarin Svenningsson | alfa
Further information:
http://www.vr.se

More articles from Science Education:

nachricht Decision-making research in children: Rules of thumb are learned with time
19.10.2016 | Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung

nachricht Young people discover the "Learning Center"
20.09.2016 | Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH

All articles from Science Education >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Safe glide at total engine failure with ELA-inside

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded after a glide flight with an Airbus A320 in ditching on the Hudson River. All 155 people on board were saved.

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded...

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New pop-up strategy inspired by cuts, not folds

27.02.2017 | Materials Sciences

Sandia uses confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance

27.02.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

Decoding the genome's cryptic language

27.02.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>