Research versus fake news

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 17 May 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How can science communication succeed?

This event is organized in cooperation with the newspaper “Die Presse”

Complex problems such as the energy and climate crisis, inflation, and the coronavirus pandemic present humanity with difficult decisions. In times of crisis in particular, science has an important role to play by analyzing complicated processes and explaining them in a comprehensible way. This not only reduces uncertainty, but also makes evidence-based decisions possible in the first place. But anti-scientific currents are also spreading with the help of social media. We will talk to representatives from academia and business about how science can fight back.


Katharina Miko-Schefzig, Sociologist, Head of the Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods, WU Vienna


Alexander Bogner, Sociologist, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Katharina Miko-Schefzig, Sociologist, Head of the Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods, WU

Martin Moder, Science Busters

Barbara Streicher, Managing Director, ScienceCenter-Netzwerk

Moderated by:

Alice Senarclens de Grancy, Head of the “Wissen & Innovation” section, Die Presse

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Katharina Miko-Schefzig
Sociologist, Head of the Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods, WU
Alexander Bogner
Sociologist, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Martin Moder
Science Busters
Barbara Streicher
Managing Director, ScienceCenter-Netzwerk

c) Miko-Schefzigc) Schedl(ÖAW) c) Ingo Pertramer c) Michael Kobler / Verein ScienceCenter-Netzwerk

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