Policy and position papers
In recent years, the transfer perspective has been broadened from the classic technology transfer, which mainly concerns industry, to knowledge transfer to society. This means that science communication is a component of the third performance dimension, see page ten of the position paper "Knowledge and technology transfer as an object of institutional strategies" from the German Council of Science and Humanities.
Science communication policy paper of the BMBF
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) published a policy paper on science communication in November 2019. This paper was preceded by an extensive exchange involving experts from science, journalism and civil society. According to the paper, the BMBF will expand science communication as an integral part of BMBF funding. The aim is to create incentives for researchers and research institutions and to fundamentally anchor science communication in science.
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#FactoryWisskomm: To give science communication in Germany a boost, the BMBF launched the #FactoryWisskomm think tank in 2020. From September 2020 to April 2021, more than 150 experts from research, education, science journalism and research funding developed comprehensive recommendations for the further development of science communication until 2030.
Position paper of the Wissenschaftsrat
In the 2021 position paper, the Science Council focuses on analyses, positions and recommendations in the field of science communication. Among other things, activities in science communication should be considered on an equal footing with other voluntary tasks, e.g. in academic self-governance or in peer review processes.
Recommendation of the Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation
The Federal Association of University Communication has addressed recommendations for strengthening science communication to the coalition negotiators for the Federal Government 2022. Among other things, the quality in science communication and formats for encounter and participation should be strengthened.
Social-Media-Policy of Universität Hamburg
Social media are important communication platforms that help to inform about Universität Hamburg and to communicate the diversity of research and teaching to the outside world. Universität Hamburg has guidelines for the use of online media to ensure that legal requirements are met and to ensure that the University of Hamburg presents itself consistently and is represented appropriately in social media.