Science Communication

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Knowing how to talk about science to non-scientists is becoming increasingly important. The competition for research funds is today harder than ever and requires that researchers be able to communicate their findings to the public, the media as well as to their peers.

  • Outreach events: During your PhD you can contribute to improve the public understanding of neuroscience by organizing an exhibition or a guided tour in a museum, or by visiting your local school to talk to young students and science teachers.
  • Science journalism: Neuroscience is often in the news and you must be prepared to get your message across accurately and persuasively in a few lines, or in a short radio interview.
  • Science policy: It is essential to know how to communicate your findings to animal rights groups, medical charities, private funds, etc.

The LN Doctoral School encourages its PhD students to improve their science communication skills. Please contact the LN coordinator to get more information about training possibilities in the Lemanic area, or suggest your own idea. You will be able to validate your training as “Complementary Skills” (max. 2 ECTS during your PhD).

MT180 Competition - "My thesis explained in 180 secondes"

The LNDS PhD candidate Yohann Thenaisie - Winner of the MT180 competition in Western Switzerland


Neuroscience ateliers at the "Mystères d'UNIL" 2014



NEURACADEMIA - A platform on neuroscience topics

Thus far, an initiative of LNDS alumni, the Neuracademia platform aims to communicate neuroscience research to scholars and the public.

The content is constantly updated, have a look and enjoy!



... organize scientific events for the public in the Lemanic area

Discover their activities on their website http://apé




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LNDS students and the annual Brain Awareness Weeks

In particular in Geneva, LNDS students are each year strongly involved in brain awareness events for school children; organizing research ateliers and lab visit for potential future scientists.

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