In our research, we mainly focus on the current and socially relevant aspects of digital communication and science communication from the perspective of media users.
We address questions like: What influence do the changing communication environments have on people’s everyday lives? How do social media affect individual communication and perceptions, as well as social relations?
We are particularly interested in the relationship between science and the public and (digital) science communication from the media users’ perspective. Our goals are to reflect on society and to build awareness about the societal and social influence of innovation and digital media. We also aim to give new impulses for the discourse between science and the public.
We teach in the interdisciplinary programmes of Media Studies (B.A.) and Digital Communication and Media Technologies (M.Sc./M.A.), which combine communications (and media science) and media technology.
In research and teaching, we cooperate with various practical partners in media and (science) communication.