Welcome to the Science Communication @ UNIVIE working group!

This nascent research network emerged from a shared interest in coordinating and further developing research on science communication in Austria. While Austria has a rich history of science communication practice, and a number of key sites where science communication research is taking place, coordination and networking are scarce. The need for such networking is particularly acute given recent findings that show that the Austrian population is one of the most hesitant towards science in Europe (Eurobarometer results on European citizens' knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology, September 2021).


The network therefore seeks to bring together researchers, educators, and practitioners based in Austria in order to identify and develop new areas of collaboration and research, and to ensure that research findings are engaged with, accessible to, and taken up within science communication practice.


We warmly invite scholars from different disciplines whose work relates to science communication, researchers involved in third-mission activities, and practitioners engaged in different forms of public communication of science to join us.






News and Events


Join us for the last talk of the semester with Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari on teaching science communication!


On Monday 18 December we will host a networking event for all those interested in science communication research and its intersections with practice.


The Science Communication @ UNIVIE working group is dedicated to bring researchers from different disciplines together, connecting their research to practitioners, and enabling new research opportunities.   




By organising activities such as workshops or lecture series, the working group presents opportunities for coordinated efforts between practitioners and researchers interested in science communication.


Scattered efforts of science communication are brought together by establishing a network for different stakeholders to communicate and get to know each other's work.

The aims and objectives of the Science Communication @ UNIVIE working group are:

  • To support new research collaborations and the development of research projects that focus on better understanding science communication in different forms;
  • To foster connections with governance and policy in supporting evidence-based decision making;
  • To enable new collaborations that will support the work of practitioners and bring about more effective public communication;
  • To help university administrators and educators adequately support the important societal role the University of Vienna plays in Austria.