The KiSOC offers a network in which scientists from various disciplines work together with communication practitioners on new formats. In addition, young scientists receive suggestions and support for their science communication and education projects
From 2016 to 2020, KiSOC was funded as a Leibniz ScienceCampus by the Leibniz Association, Kiel University, the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture SH.
After this funding period, KiSOC will continue to rely on the long-standing close cooperation between Kiel University as an outreach-strong university and the IPN as well as the expertise of national and international partners.
At the KiSOC we are investigating the conception and impact of various outreach activities. The focus of our studies is on the following:
- the requirements and effects of different communication formats
- the communication of scientific contents to different target groups
- the communicators' role
- the development of a common framework model
reaching the aim together
We are building on the long-standing close partnership between Kiel University, as an outreach-strong institution, and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN). The university's four main research areas are integrated into KiSOC at various levels: