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Pérdida de oportunidades para la comunicación científica en las universidades españolas

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Cada vez es más reconocido que comunicar la ciencia al público en general es parte del papel de un científico. Sin embargo, muchos investigadores aún no consideran la comunicación como una tarea prioritaria en su agenda y la mayoría de ellos no tiene formación en comunicación científica. Además, la mayoría de los investigadores no tienen formación en comunicación científica o formación para llegar a audiencias no científicas. Por este motivo, los estudiantes de ciencias ingresan en la actualidad en un entorno profesional que requiere habilidades comunicativas que no se les suelen enseñar durante los estudios de grado. Ignorar el problema fomenta aún más la desconfianza y aliena aún más al público en general de la investigación científica. Este artículo investiga las diferentes percepciones que tienen los estudiantes de biomedicina de la Universidad  de Barcelona sobre la comunicación científica. El objetivo del estudio fue determinar si los futuros investigadores biomédicos consideran importante la comunicación de la ciencia, si tienen algún plan para considerarla como una carrera y si reciben suficiente información y formación en la universidad para poder desarrollar dicha carrera. Un hallazgo clave del estudio es que los estudiantes conocen la importancia de la comunicación científica, pero falta motivación, información y formación a nivel universitario. Esto sugeriría una pérdida percibida de oportunidades para fomentar la comunicación científica eficaz en las universidades.

Ciencia en sociedad; comunicación científica; comunicación de la salud; divulgación científica; universidad

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