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Wissenschaft im Dialog - An initiative of Germany’s scientific community

We communicate science

Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue, WiD) promotes discussion and exchange about research in Germany. We organise dialogue events, exhibitions and competitions, as well as developing new formats for science communication. Wissenschaft im Dialog was founded in 1999 on the initiative of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. We have the backing of all major scientific organisations in Germany and partnerships with a number of philanthropic foundations. Many WiD projects receive support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

There are a lot of good reasons for sharing science and research with the public: science and research affect our daily lives, advances in new technologies are a decisive factor in economic prosperity, and research and development projects are often publically funded. Science and research can be exciting and fascinating, which can inspire the career choices of young people. But research topics can also give rise to heated debate, and putting scientific findings into practice is not always without controversy. 

Science communication for everyone

Wissenschaft im Dialog is committed to promoting science communication throughout Germany – with a view to all of the groups involved. 

We organise competitions and events, develop new formats and create platforms that give the public the opportunity to learn about science, to make their own experiments, to form their own opinions and to engage in lively debate with scientists and policymakers. 

We help scientists to explain their work and its social relevance to interested members of the public. 

As Germany’s leading organisation for science communication, we offer a platform for networking, professional development and exchanging ideas to all of those active in the sector.