Liberty Connect

New interdisciplinary project on science communication and knowledge transfer


The interdisciplinary project "Science Communication and Knowledge Transfer" at the FSU Jena is investigating the role of press releases in the transfer of knowledge between public research and society. Volker Gast (Institute of English and American Studies) and Holger Graf (Economics) are using computer-aided text analysis to investigate the phases and mechanisms of knowledge diffusion via various communication channels. Focussing on the connection between scientific publications, press releases and daily press articles, the aim is to trace the paths of knowledge dissemination from researchers to society. The intended project results should contribute to the optimisation of science communication and knowledge transfer.