[New Study published] Understanding Current Practices of Science Communication in Serbia and Albania

(...) Science Communication in Southeastern Europe is a reflection of the larger challenges sciences and research are facing. There has been chronicle underinvestment in education and science in recent decades in the region. In addition, the social norms have given little weight to research and science. Numerous scandals over plagiarism and diploma mills and the lack of any serious consequents in the region highlight the challenges faced.

This study examined in particular science communication in Albania and Serbia, highlighting considerable similarities between the two countries. In the three aspects of science communication explored here--communication within the community, communication with the policy environment and with the larger public--a number of patterns emerge. (...)

The aim of this research project was to explore the underlying factors of the current situation of science communication in Serbia and Albania and to identify potential drives that could improve its effectiveness in the future. The thematic focus of the research is political and economic sciences. The research zooms into the following dimensions of science communication: (i) Peer to peer: communication within science community; (ii) Communication between science and policy development: Scientists addressing policy institutions; (iii) Communication of science to society: Scientists addressing media and the public at large. In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, the research project applies a qualitative research design approach with a strong analytical and explanatory framework.

Please find below the link to the newly published study and some further information aboout the science communication here.

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Serbia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Social Sciences

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Modified on February 6, 2018