The Indian Insititute of Science Education and Research, Pune is a unique initiative to build a Science Univertsity excelling in science research and teaching. Since its inception in 2006, IISER Pune has been running a 5-year integrated Master's programme, which is the BS-MS programme, and a post-Master's PhD programme, in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Apart from classroom instruction, IISER Pune builds student skills in areas such as scientific inquiry, problem solving, communication skills, computational sciences, electronics and instrumentation and workshop practices.
SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE
The Science Media Centre started at IISER Pune in 2012. In addition to providing in-house media support and outreach content, the SMC crafts scientific articles, illustrations and video features, and provides state-of-the-art facilities and services to external organizations as well. Since its inception the SMC has been an open-door space for the IISER community with students and scholars come to explore their creative side and develop their skills in sci-comm.
The University of West England Bristol is a modern university with origins dating back to the 16th century. It offers studies at the intersections of various disciplines in the arts, sciences, and social science. Science Communication Unit (SCU) at UWE is a centre of excellence for science communication practice, flagship M.Sc programme in Science Communication and delivers continuing professional development training for those working in science communication.
Nature India is an online publication by Springer Nature that highlights research being produced in India in science and medicine. While its primary audience is members of the science community, the content is designed to be equally accessible to non-specialists interested in science. See their articles at https://www.nature.com/natindia/
Association of British Science Writers:
ABSW is a membership association for media professionals based in the UK who cover science, medicine, environment, mathematics, engineering, and technology. For over 75 years they have been providing professional development opportunities through training and networking events, access to scientific journals and other science writing resources, and an annual awards scheme that celebrates excellence in science journalism. Know more about the ABSW at https://www.absw.org.uk/
Science Journalists’ Association of India:
SJAI, is a professional body of science journalists and communicators in India. Officially registered as a society in September 2021, and recognised as a member of the World Federation of Science Journalists in March 2022, the SJAI has been several years in the making. SJAI’s objectives are extensive and cover a broad range of activities aimed at promoting deeper understanding of science-related issues, strengthening the quality of science journalism across all media platforms, and securing greater transparency in scientific research and its reportage. Know more about SJAI at https://www.sjai.in/about
The British Council was founded in 1934 with the aim to promote a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English Language, and develop close cultural relations between the UK and other countries. The British Council in India provides a platform for various stakeholders for education, networking, capacity building, and cultural exchange. The Going Global Partnership programme promotes collaboration and innovation in teaching and learning and Transnational Education in Higher Education Institutions between India and the UK. The overarching aim of the programme is to catalyse new teaching and learning partnerships that will allow more Indian students to experience the UK education system and global learning approaches.
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