Introduction to Commentary on Universities and Science Communication

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The four essays in this Commentary examine contributions of universities to science communication's development but also challenges in consolidating those efforts.

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This essay examines several distinct roles universities play in science communication, with particular reference to professionalisation in the field.

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Science communication research and education programmes worldwide exhibit notable differences as well as similarities. In this essay the authors claim that this diversity is not a problem.

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This paper reviews the purposes, definitions and criteria designed to embed ‘engaged research’ as a strategic priority with universities, and explores some of the challenges of implementation.

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The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is one of the world's single largest employers of science communicators, with over 350,000 students and 40,000 staff.