Education

MASTER IN PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND CITIZEN SCIENCE AT SCIENCE GALLERY 
Breaking boundaries and creating collisions in science, art, technology and innovation

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice presents a new professional master’s degree in public engagement on the fascinating interactions among art, science, technology and innovation. The multifaceted world concerning art, science and technology is enjoying unprecedented growth and an appropriate public engagement and communication strategy is needed for creating a responsible, responsive and ethical society.

This professional master’s, in collaboration with every Science Gallery in  the Global Science Gallery Network, supports, promotes and fosters the worldwide growing vibrant culture of art-science communication and public engagement. It involves and connects renowned national and international science communication organisations and offers opportunities for work-based projects and future placements.

Prospective master’s students will learn how to engage the public and raise awareness on scientific issues by facilitating, launching and managing dialogue and debates, how to apply the most effective interviewing tools, to write effective press releases and policy briefings, and will also take advantage of citizen science to foster and engage the local community. They will also learn and practice techniques to put the public in contact with science through a visionary unprecedented artistic point of view.

Target applicants:
- Scientists
- Public and science engagement managers
- Event managers
- Museum managers
- Science communicators
- Public information officers
- Policy consultants
- Innovation influencers 
- Creative entrepreneurs
- Graduate students

Professional profiles:
-Engagement managers in Science, Art, Technology and Innovation
- Science, Art, Technology and Innovation communicators
-Public Information officers
-Education officers
-Policy consultants
-Innovation influencers
-Knowledge brokers
-Creative entrepreneurs 

Language: the course is fully taught in English
Available places: 40
Duration of the programme: one year
Period: March 2018 - March 2019
Teaching method: classroom-based lessons held by The Global Science Gallery Network  key representatives
Location: Venice - Vega Park
Deadline for application submission: December 4th, 2017
Enrollment fees: € 15.000, accommodation costs included
Grants/scholarships: full or partial scholarships covering the registration fee, if given, will be provided by the institution.

INFO:
For information about submission of admission applications, please contact the Coordinating Office:
Ca' Foscari Challenge School:
tel. (+39) 041 234 6853 (9am - 1pm GMT+1)
fax (+39) 041 234 6801
email: master.challengeschool@unive.it

For information about the course contents and calendar click HERE or contact:
email: tutor.sgv@unive.it