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COMINCIO - Come comunicare scienza e tecnologia


Deadline for registration 

August 20th, 2023


September 4th-8th, 2023

Learning objectives

COMINCIO aims to provide tools for effective communication within the Third Mission of University, a recent matter of institutional evaluation. It is a very topical and unique proposal for learning in a compact and structured way how to narrate your work and values to society in various settings, including job placement.

At the end of the course, students will have learned the central themes of communication and will be trained operationally to communicate appropriately and effectively in the scientific and technological fields.

Teaching methodologies

Through multidisciplinary lectures and exercises, the course will offer a general introduction to fundamental issues in communication in general and in communicating science and technology in particular, providing practical insights and basic skills.

We will first proceed to build a conceptual toolbox, through an introduction to the Ethics and Deontology of the communicator; Semiotics; fundamental concepts on verbal, non-verbal and para-verbal communication. Then, practical exercises will guide students to identify concepts for incisive presentations, both in writing and with graphics and video shooting, taking into account the context, the general public as well as professionals’ publics, the media available today, with their diversity and differences of approach. Futher subjects will include public speaking and interviews for television, pitch talks and press releases for interaction with the media and companies; online blogs; press conferences; effective and responsible use of social media; communication for the company and in the context of European projects. Professors of Sant’Anna will be supported by experts in specific sectors, in an interactive and multidisciplinary environment.

Who should attend this Seasonal School

The course is mainly aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, but also young researchers, of scientific disciplines. However, students and young researchers from social sciences, communication departments and schools of journalism are also invited, according to personal interest and motivation.

Key teaching staff

Debora Angeloni, Francesco Ceccarelli, Alberto Di Minin, Marco Frey, Manuela Furlan, Marco Martinelli, Alberto Pirni, Mattia Rossetti.