Policy and Development in Science and Society is a 13-week course which is part of the Science Communication and Society specialisation. The course is open to MSc students from the Faculty of Science and to MSc students in the Biomedical Sciences programme of LUMC. Other students who are interested in following this course, should contact their own study advisor for permission.
There are unfortunately no spots left for students who want to follow this course as an elective course and are not following the entire SCS specialisation
Please apply for this course through this registration form.
During the course Policy and Development in Science and Society, you will learn about different funding mechanism for science communication and concepts of science diplomacy and science for development You will be introduced to the various aspects of science policy including key players at the national, European and global level. You will be required to search, read, and process literature, and discuss publications about science policy, funding and science diplomacy. At the end of the course, you will use those skills to develop science communication projects, write a simple funding proposal to a particular European call for science communication projects.
After completion of Policy and Development in Science and Society students are able to:
Describe the main models of science communication.
Understand how science policy and science communication relate.
Categorise key areas and stakeholders of science policy at national, European and global level.
Summarize key concepts of Science for Development and Science Diplomacy.
List funding mechanisms for Science Communication.
Outline and elaborate a funding proposal in the context of science communication.
Preliminary schedule: Classes will take place on Monday morning 9-12 from September 5 – November 28, 2022. Room schedule will follow.
Mode of Instruction
Lecures, in-class activities, self-study, group work
During this course, you will be developing a funding proposal.
Please apply for this course through this registration form. You also need to register via uSis.
For any information regarding this course or the SCS specialisation in general you can contact our department through: firstname.lastname@example.org.