The Academy of Science Communication is offering a course designed to boost not only dissemination efforts but to provide a network that allows researchers to improve their communication skills and actively step into the public limelight, bringing their expertise more strongly into play. The aim is to increase the amount and quality of scientific dissemination in Denmark.

Our goal is to create a community that solidly focuses on continually forming new and meaningful connections between science and society. To achieve this, course participants remain a permanent part of the Academy of Science Communication once the course concludes. Moreover, we encourage you to continue to participate in our activities in the years to come.

Participants in the Academy of Science Communication’s course have the option of choosing either a short, online course or an extended, more intensive in-person course.

The course instructor is Peter Hyldgård, a science journalist and communications coach. Each class will feature one or more leading experts and media professionals with expertise on the day’s topic.

There is also a description of the in-person course available in Danish.

Content of online course

The online course comprises five three-hour classes held via Microsoft Teams and includes homework assignments. During the classes, there will be group work and feedback from other participants along the way.

We will work on communication planning, journalistic media, social media and presentation techniques for videos and speaking live.

Once the course ends you will be invited to participate in other Academy of Science Communication events to give you the opportunity to continue working on and improving your science communication skills.

Dates and time

Classes will take place on Tuesdays from 4:00–7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • 12 September 2023
  • 26 September 2023
  • 10 October 2023
  • 31 October 2023
  • 14 November 2023

Admission requirements and expectations

Being a member of the Academy of Science Communication is free of charge and open to researchers from all scientific fields. The classes will take place in English but presentations can be done in English or Danish.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Assistant professor or higher and research experience, preferably also experience in research-based teaching or equivalent
  • Passionate about science and see yourself doing research in the future
  • Employed by a university, private research company or an institution that disseminates knowledge, e.g. a museum
  • Basic level of experience with science communication
  • Motivated to engage in dialogue with the public and disseminate your knowledge to the public in Denmark

Please note that membership in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is not a requirement.

How to apply

Your application must include:

  • A description of why you wish to apply (max. 300 words) based on the purpose of the Academy of Science Communication and the above requirements
  • Your CV, which must include any research stays abroad, grants (max. 300 words) and a list of your publications, in a single PDF

>> Submit application

Deadline: 2 July 2023

A committee at the Royal Academy will assess the application and strive to create a broad array of participants from across disciplines, geography, age and gender.

Applicants will be notified about their application in the first two weeks of August.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator Peter Hyldgård at: email or on phone +45 2087 7756.