Communicate your research
Communicate your research to wider society
Writing opinion pieces
Researchers have a lot of knowledge and many ideas and suggestions which deserve to be put forward in public debate. Opinion pieces are a good channel for those who wish to influence, be active and take initiative.
Popular science writing
Researchers have a responsibility to share their knowledge with wider society – not only the public, but also the politicians and the business community are interested in what researchers come up with.
Principles for research communication
As a researcher or communications officer, when you are to convey information about research via the media, social media, events or in other public contexts, you should strive to observe the University’s seven principles for good public research communication.
Do you want to bring your expert insight to a global audience?
Since 2017, Lund University is a member of The Conversation UK, a news site where researchers write about current events. This is a chance to add impact to your own research - but also to contribute to the thorny issues and big questions of our time. The Conversation is a non-profit collaboration between 90 universities in the UK, aiming to add a valuable research perspective to our understanding of news and current affairs. The articles are free for international media to republish under a Creative Commons license.
When you write for The Conversation you:
- Are given editorial support from a science journalist who helps with the entire process, from honing an idea to editing the text
- Get popular science writing tips
- Can access statistics on number of reads, comments, and where the article is republished
For more information about writing for The Conversation, please contact Lotte Billing at Corporate Communications: lotte [dot] billing [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
If you need help drawing up a communication plan or disseminating your research results, start by contacting a communications officer at your department or faculty.