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Professor Alexander Gerber

Programme Chair / Research Director, Rhine-Waal University / INSCICO


Professor Alexander Gerber is Programme Director for Science Communication at Germany’s first… (more)

Professor Alexander Gerber is Programme Director for Science Communication at Germany’s first fully international public university, Rhine-Waal, and Research Director of the extramural Institute for Science and Innovation Communication (inscico). Before returning to academia, the scientific entrepreneur was founder and editor-in-chief of InnoVisions Magazine, and Head of Marketing & Communications at Fraunhofer (ICT) for seven years. Professor Gerber is an information scientist by training. The spectrum of his research crosses what is often seen as the divide between scholarship and practice, working towards science communication as an agent of social innovation and social justice. The vision: science and innovation co-producing knowledge with their stakeholders, in a responsible, inclusive and sustainable way. This work is guided by a trans-cultural, comparative approach, focusing on the global diversity of challenges and solutions. At the moment, this work includes Work Package leadership in four EU Horizon 2020 projects. Together with other international partners, he has been running Europe’s largest Summer School for Science Communication since 2016. Professor Gerber is an elected member of the Scientific Committee of PCST, the World Association of Science Communication. He also serves on several Advisory Boards, and has served as an elected member of the Governing Board of EuroScience and its ESOF Supervisory Board since 2010. 


Evidence-base Science Communication … (more)

Evidence-base Science Communication


How to identify effective and evidence-based approaches for engaging stakeholders;

The dangers of tokenism and actionism in science communication;

Alternatives to the illusion of debunking fake news