Following Open Science principles, the PESC group investigates the effectiveness of the interactions between scientists and society related to the central question “How can scientists effectively fulfil their communicative role in a post-truth world and combine reliable research with societal relevance?

Its research focuses around two main areas of application within natural and life science communication:

  1. Climate & sustainability literacy
  2. Equity, diversity and inclusion.


We collaborate with several partners within and outside Utrecht University to strengthen our research, including: