Public engagement is about various ways in which the general public can get involved in and benefits from scientific research. It allows researchers to critically address societal themes, get to know the audience and (potential) stakeholders and improve general interaction between researchers and the public.
In 2022, the Faculty of Humanities organized a symposium around the theme ‘Are You Engaged?’. If you would like to get some ‘hands-on’ experience with public engagement and public relations, you can watch the videos from the symposium on our OSCU Youtube account.
- Public engagement at Utrecht University
- What is public engagement? (information page of the UK’s National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
- The Principles of Public Engagement by the Berlin School
- Open Science, Public Engagement and the University by Pratim Sengupta and Marie-Claire Shanahan (University of Calgary, Canada).
- Open Peer Reviewing (Foster Open Science)