News from CEXS-UPF
The Governing Council of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, assembled yesterday afternoon, has approved the creation of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre (SCS-UPF). This Centre is born with the double mission of fomenting scientific culture from citizenship but also of promoting a more active role of society during the whole R+D+i process. In order to achieve its objectives, the Centre will undertake actions of science communication and public participation, studies focused on the relationship science-society and formative activities on science communication. The SCS-UPF is part of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS-UPF) and is located inside the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
The Centre is directed by Gema Revuelta, associate professor at CEXS-UPF and, between 1998 and 2014, Deputy Director of the Science Communication Observatory of the same university. The SCS-UPF also counts with the counselling of two Boards - the Advisory Board and the Social Board - both of them led by science journalist Vladimir de Semir, who founded in 1994 the Science Communication Observatory and directed it until 2014. De Semir and Revuelta have worked together for more than 20 years at UPF and at the Barcelona City Council. Both of them are also co-directors of the Master's Programme on Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication of IDEC-UPF, which celebrates this year its 20 th edition with a breaking record of students. The SCS-UPF team is completed with Emma Cots (coordinator and community manager of science networks gathered under "Observatori 2.0"), Carme Pérez Sancho (communication and participation coordinator) and Núria Saladié (international projects coordinator). Moreover, a group of 10-15 specialists in science communication collaborate with the projects of the Centre.