GRADE Research Day on May 4th, 2022, 13:00-18:30

The Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) invites all interested parties to the GRADE Research Day on the topic of "Science Communication". With different highlights of the program we would like to provide you with information, stimulate discussions, present a new book, and enjoy personal exchange during a relaxed get-together.

"Modern Science Communication - The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary": With an introductory lecture by Rebecca Winkles from "Wissenschaft im Dialog", we will dive into the exciting and diverse topic of "Science Communication".

Positions and opinions can be refined and discussed in the subsequent panel discussion on "Science communication: great benefit for society, little benefit for scientific careers?". The well-known science journalist Jan-Martin Wiarda will moderate an exchange between researchers and practitioners in the field of science communication. Please join the discussion! 

Research directly communicated from Frankfurt: What does sustainability research actually do? This is the subject of the recently published collection of articles "Sustainable Development in a Society of Change" which we would like to present to you in the context of a book launch. Scientists from across disciplines at Goethe University, the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) and the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research present results of their research. 

Finally, let’s have some hands-on experience! How does a podcast work? With the entire auditorium, Nicolas Wöhrl and Peter Kohl will hold an exciting workshop in which podcasting can be experienced as a multi-faceted way to communicate.

This eventful day will conclude with a delicious buffet, drinks, and finally, after a long time, with a friendly get-together in person!

Please register for the event as soon as possible!




Prof. Bernhard Brüne, Vice President of Goethe University

Dr. Sybille Küster, Managing Director GRADE



Introductory Lecture

"Modern Science Communication - The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary"

Rebecca Winkels, “Wissenschaft im Dialog”


Panel Discussion

"Science communication: big benefits for society, little benefits for scientific careers?"

Moderator: Dr. Jan-Martin Wiarda

Participants: Prof. Eva Geulen, Prof. Sandra Ciesek, Dr. Christian Münch, Rebecca Winkels

16:00-16:30   Coffee Break

Book Launch

Presentation of the book "Sustainable development in a society of change"

Introduction: Prof. Birgit Blättel-Mink

Lecture: Dr. Carolin Völker


Podcast Workshop

“Podcast? I’ve heard that before, too!”

Hosts: Nicolas Wöhrl and Peter Kohl

18:00   Conclusion and Get-together with food and drinks