Fact or Fake: The Role of Research in a Post-Truth Era


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fact or Fake: The Role of Research in a Post-Truth Era
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Friday, 26 August
180 minutes
German
First come first serve

In our societies, development processes used to be based on facts and our acts grounded in knowledge. In the past few years, “alternative” facts have taken hold in many areas, like climate change or the current pandemic. We will discuss how science in general and applied research in particular can again focus on facts instead of emotions. How to communicate science, what about the Third Mission?

Supported by Forschung Austria
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Siegfried Reich

Managing Director and Head of Research, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft
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Klaus Pseiner

Managing Director, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
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Sabine Ladstätter

Executive Director, Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Eva Stanzl

Science Editor, Wiener Zeitung
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Elisabeth Mertl

Senior Researcher, OFI Independent Research and Testing Institute
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Larissa Krainer

Professor, Dept. of Media and Communications and Chair of the Senate, University of Klagenfurt
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Gabriele Ambros

President of Forschung Austria
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Christof Gattringer

President of the Austrian Science Fund