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On Russian Science Day, the Russian Association for Science Communication (AKSON) together with ITMO University, the Higher School of Economics (HSE), and Ural Federal University convened a meeting dedicated entirely to citizen science.
Launched in October, the Liudi Nauki (“People of Science” – Ed.) website helps regular citizens participate in research – and scientists to find volunteers for their projects. The website has already over 40 different offers for volunteers. Learn more about the project and its mission in this ITMO.NEWS article.
Last week, AKSON Young Professionals, a project aimed at creating a platform for experience exchange in the field of science communication, organized its first meetup. The project was launched by ITMO University graduates and members of the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON): Elizaveta Dubovik, Ksenia Malchenko, and Sergey Belov. Read on to learn more about the project’s mission, challenges, and plans for the future.
Last week, ITMO University hosted the third Forum of Science Communicators. Organized by the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event brought together science journalists, science communicators, media relations officers, and researchers. How to attract young people to science and research? How to promote communication in business? How to engage in a dialog with the audience? These and other questions were discussed at the Forum. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the discussion.
On June 28, the Third Forum of Science Communicators was held at ITMO University. Organized with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event became a platform for discussion and exchange of experience among science journalists, science popularizers, scientific press officers and researchers of science and technologies. Among the speakers were leading national and international experts in the field of science communication, including the prominent journalist and scientist Michele Catanzaro, who spoke about the challenges of science journalism, the latter’s responsibility to society and paths for development.
On June 28, the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON) announced the most successful science communicators in Russia. Among the awardees are the staff of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the authors of the Chrdk educational project. The awards ceremony was held at ITMO University as part of the third Forum of Science Communicators.
On June 28, 2019, the third Forum of Science Communicators will be held in St. Petersburg. Supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event will become a platform for discussion and experience exchange between science journalists, science communicators, as well as media relations officers and researchers. This year’s forum will bring together both Russian and international experts in the field of science communication, who will discuss professional and ethical standards in science journalism, the development of the international scientific community, and many other questions. Among the highlights of the event will be the awards ceremony for the Communication Laboratory 2019 award for the best science communication department among Russian scientific organizations, and the Rusnano Russian Science Writer of the Year award for the best science journalist.
The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, the world’s biggest event in the field of science communication and journalism, took place on October 26-30 in San Francisco. The next conference will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2019. ITMO University and the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON) plan to conduct a pre-conference press-tour to Russia for foreign science journalists. Head of ITMO’s Center for Science Communication Dmitry Malkov has told us why such events are needed to develop science communication and journalism in Russia.