Communication of Knowledge in the Digital Society

Digital platforms for communication have caused an increase in distribution of “fake-news” and conspiracy theories challenge trust in society in general and trust in science in particular. A policy for public outreach is therefore more important than ever, at the same time as we need to enhance skills for communication of science in general.

We will encourage staff and students to be active in the public sphere  with the support of the university’s shared communication resources. We will develop and enhance the important role played by the University Museum and the University library, as arenas and tools for fostering knowledge and its dissemination. We will enhance the university’s infrastructure for production and dissemination of campus-based research activities.

Research is becoming increasingly open and digital. UiB must be a clear actor in this development. Open access offers both challenges and opportunities. We will work for a sensible economy in relation to publishing agreements, good conditions and access for staff and students, at the same time as the researchers’ needs and rights are taken care of. Furthermore, we will collaborate nationally and internationally to facilitate data sharing and provide the necessary support for a digital research infrastructure. We also want to make it easier for employees to strengthen their competence in digital dissemination tools and in the possibilities within open science.

The University of Bergen has long academic traditions. We will emphasise the history and traditions of our institution in order to strengthen the UiB identity and a sense of belonging, not least among our students and alumni.

  • Research and research results must be available to the public and benefit society. This requires active dissemination, translation from professional language and the use of a variety of communication channels and – arenas.

 

  • We want to strengthen UiB’s infrastructure for production and dissemination of activities on campus.

 

  • We want to strengthen the competence in digital dissemination tools and in the opportunities that lie in open science.

 

  • We will highlight our institutional history through new forms of communication to foster the UiB identity and strengthen the sense of community among students and alumni.

 

  • We will work for suitable financing for contracts with publishers, ensure beneficial terms and access for staff and students, and protect the interests and rights of researchers

 

  • We will collaborate nationally and internationally to enable open data, data sharing, and ensure the necessary infrastructure needed to support digital research.