UPF launches the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre
Pompeu Fabra University’s Governing Board has approved the creation of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre (CCS-UPF). This centre was launched with a double mission; to promote scientific culture among citizens and encourage society to play a more active role in the R+D+i process in all its stages. To help meet its objectives, the Centre will organize activities related to science communication for public participation, studies focused on the relationship between science and society, and specialized training activities on science communication. The CCS-UPF is associated with the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS-UPF), and is located in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
The centre is directed by Gema Revuelta, co-director of UPF-IDEC’s Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication, and deputy director at the university’s Science Communication Observatory. The CCS-UPF is also advised by two professional bodies – the Advisory Board and the Social Board – both chaired by scientific journalist Vladimir de Semir, who founded the Science Communication Observatory in 1994, and is also co-director of UPF-IDEC’s Master in Scientific, Medical, and Environmental Communication, this year celebrating its 20th edition with a record number of students.