Introduce your research to a wider audience
Would you like to present your research to a wider audience?
The FAU Press Office can help you will all aspects of science communication and engaging with the public. As there is increasing interest among the general population with regard to how public money is spent and what goes on at universities, researchers have a responsibility to explain their work and its benefits to the general public using appropriate methods and to enter into dialogue with them. This is often reflected in the funding agreements of third-party funding providers such as the DFG, which stipulate that research findings must be presented to the public effectively. Furthermore, public discussion always feeds back into research and makes it possible to view it from a different angle.
The Press Office is happy to help you with the following topics:
Please contact the Press Office well in advance so that we can determine whether and how to present your news to a wide, non-specialist audience in an interesting way. It is generally not effective to issue press information after an event has already taken place or a paper has already been published. Please bear in mind that press releases should be aimed at a non-specialist audience – some facts and terminology that are self-evident to you as part of your everyday research will need to be explained, and complex concepts will need to be simplified for the general reader. The Press Office can help you do this.
Please note: the aim of a press release is to make information available to the media should they wish to use it. There is no guarantee that it will be reproduced.
If a media representative contacts you directly, the Press Office is happy to advise you on an questions you may have about their request, such as participating in a TV interview.