Showing the impact of Science Communication

Join this breakfast seminar to explore latest insights on principles and best practices to measure and evaluate science communication.

  • Starts:08:30, 10 March 2023
  • Ends:10:00, 10 March 2023
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Enrolment deadline:09.03.2023 12:00

Science communication can address different audiences, pursue different goals, and use different measures. In doing so, science communication can have positive and negative, long-term and short-term effects – socially, technologically, or educationally. The question of the impact of science communication is therefore of central importance.

This event will address the question of science communication impact measurement and evaluation by offering state of the art insights on major models and methods used to evaluate science communication. It also offers latest data on the evaluation practices of professional science communicators across Europe and show gaps and showcase ways for future development of best practice. 

The event is directed at professional communicators at major universities, research centers, and funding bodies, as well as scientists who want to learn about developments in impact measurement for science communication. The event will be held in English.


Breakfast will be served from 08:00. 



  • Sophia Charlotte Volk, University of Zurich


  • Sophia Charlotte Volk, University of Zurich
  • Arne Flåøyen, NordForsk
  • Silje Marie Tellmann, University of Oslo & USN Business School
  • Berit Kolberg Rossiné, University of Oslo
  • Gisle J. Natvik, BI Norwegian Business School

Moderator of panel: 

  • Linn Meidell Dybdahl, BI Norwegian Business School



This breakfast seminar is jointly organized by #NORA – The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management and NordForsk.


Sophia Volk
Sophia Volk

Dr. Sophia Charlotte Volk

Dr. Sophia Charlotte Volk is Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in the Science Communication Division in the Department of Communication and Media Research.

She conducts empirical research on evaluation and impact measurement of science communication and strategic communicators across Europe and has co-edited a special issue in Journal of Communication Management on new directions for evaluation.

Silje Tellmann
Silje Tellmann

Silje Marie Tellmann

Silje Marie Tellmann is Associate professor at USN School of Business, and at Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo. 

She conducts research on the interplay between academia and society, how science is used in different spheres of society, and how trust in science and expertise is generated. She is one of the editors of the recently published book on research communication, Formidlende omstendigheter. 

Gisle J. Natvik
Gisle J. Natvik

Gisle J. Natvik

Gisle J. Natvik is Professor at the Department of Economics at BI. He is frequently cited in Norwegian media and regularly writes a column for the main Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv. In 2022, he won BI’s award for societal impact.

Arne Flåøyen
Arne Flåøyen

Arne Flåøyen

Arne Flåøyen is director of NordForsk, which funds and facilitates research cooperation in the Nordic countries. He has ensured that NordForsk places greater emphasis on strategic communication, and that the funded research projects must document the impact they have on society.

Berit Rossine
Berit Rossine

Berit Kolberg Rossiné

Berit Kolberg Rossiné is Director of Communications and External Relations at the University of Oslo. She has broad experience in communications, and has been communications director at the Norwegian Directorate of Health and a journalist at Dagbladet.

Linn Dybdahl
Linn Dybdahl

Linn Meidell Dybdahl

Linn Meidell Dybdahl is a science communication advisor at BI Norwegian business school. She has broad communication experience from different sectors, and has also worked as a researcher studying science communication and the effects of user involvement in research centres.