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Science communication - boost the impact of your research
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3754-23-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 12/05/2023
Date and time12.06.2023, at: 09:00 - 16.06.2023, at: 17:00
Regular seats25
Course fee6,000.00 kr.
LecturersKristine Bohmann
ECTS credits4.00
Contact personIda Marie Bergman Rasmussen    E-mail address: ida.mbr@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member universities. All other participants must pay the course fee

Learning objectives

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. List advantages of doing science communication for yourself, your institution, society and beyond

2. Describe different forms of science communication to reach and engage your target group

3. Apply knowledge on how journalists, podcast and outreach planners work in planning how to get your research into the media or outreach platform

4. Formulate a pitch of your research in relation to news criteria and to a given media/outreach platform

5. Construct engaging oral presentations and media interviews


This course will train Globe Graduate School Phd students how to communicate their research. Specifically, students will learn how to identify ‘a good story’ in their own research, what outreach platforms and options there are for communicating their research, how journalists and outreach staff work, and how students can effectively pitch their research to them. Students will learn how to get their research into the media and how to handle it when it does, including media training in how to communicate in interviews. Further, students will learn how to be engaging when speaking about their research, for example during oral presentations. The students will learn from various science communication professionals, e.g. science journalists, faculty press officers, outreach staff, a science podcast host, a performance coach as well as from researchers with extensive science communication experience. Doing so, students will learn how to maximize the impact of their research through science communication and how to build up their science communication profile.


PhD students at the “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme at Globe Institute. The graduate programme aims to provide advanced, research-based interdisciplinary training on earth sciences, evolution, environment, and diseases studies.

Relevance to graduate programmes

Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences




In class lectures and exercises, homework, presentations.

Course director

Kristine Bohmann, Associate Professor, Section for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Globe Institute, kbohmann@sund.ku.dk


Morten T Limborg, Associate Professor, Section for Hologenomics, Globe Institute,
External experts in oral and written communication


Week 24 (12 – 16 June) 2023

Course location

Mærsk Tower + Fiolstræde 1, Kbh K


Please register before 12 May 2023

Expected frequency


Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules. Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrollment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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