Science Technology and Society project – STSTN project

Science Technology and Society Trento – STSTN is an interdisciplinary project of University of Trento that aims to develop a sense of responsibility for the science and society relationship among the researchers – with particular attention to new generations – and to offer a platform for discussions on these topics between University and territory.

STSTN activities

STSTN yearly organizes seminars addressed to students and PhD candidates, where issues related to science within society are discussed and explored. Here you can find the past seminars. The next ones (Autumn 2017) will be dedicated to Nobel prize history and figures.

STSTN is also partner of PRINTEGER – Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research, a European project funded in the framework of HORIZON2020. The project intends to promote «a research culture in which integrity is part and parcel of what it means to do excellent research». The STSTN group has realized an in-depth media analysis to investigate how Italian and UK newspapers deal with research integrity and misconduct.

Recently, STSTN’s researcher Ilaria Ampollini has received an important funding by the Province of Trento, to develop a three years project on research communication. The project, called CLaSTer, intends to explore new ways of communicating scientific research to citizens, schools and policy makers, focusing on the communication of the methodologies of research and the utilization of the participatory model,  still under-used in Italian context.

STSTN Research Group 

Coordinator: Prof. Massimiano Bucchi, professor of Sociology of Science.

Lorenzo Beltrame, PhD, confirmed researcher at University of Trento, who studies the public debates and perception of controversial scientific issues, such as climate change and stem cells.

Alberto Brodesco, PhD, University of Trento, who studies the relationship between science and the media (movies, fiction and new media).

Barbara Saracino, University of Naples, who works on methodology of sociology and scientific alphabetization.

Ilaria Ampollini, PhD, post-doc at University of Trento, who studies science communication in its historical development.

Anna Priante, PhD candidate at University of Twente, who studies the effectiveness of Twitter in medical communication.