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Science in dialog with society

Knowledge transfer has been growing in importance at universities and non-university research institutions in recent years and mainly focuses on the transfer of scientific knowledge and technology between research and industry. In contrast, knowledge transfer between research and society – e.g. exhibitions, policy consulting or journalism – still plays a subordinate role. This is particularly applicable to the humanities and social sciences, whose transfer activities are predominantly set at precisely this interface. This conference deals with the question of how such transfer of knowledge into society can be intensified and gain visibility.