The internal department “Knowledge Communication & Public Relations” publicly represents the institute. Our tasks include the conception and implementation of press and public relations work, the website design and print products such as the institute's annual report, brochures and flyers. With our presence in the social media Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, FlickR and Scribd we want to make the results of research, teaching and transfer accessible to the broad public – nationally as well as internationally. Our work is based on the guidelines “Good Science PR” (in German). We are guided by values such as transparency, openness and independence.
In addition to its commitment to research and teaching, ISOE sees itself as a place for reflection and communication on changes concerning the relationship between science, society and nature. That’s why we regularly offer workshops, conferences and panel discussions. Included therein are events that take place within the framework of the Frankfurt Citizens’ University or the Frankfurt Sustainability Slam, but there are also events taking place in cooperation with institutions in Frankfurt or the Rhine-Main region.
Advising our research projects is another important area of our work, especially in cases where communication is an essential part of the research process. And finally, we regularly offer workshops for our colleagues, such as writing workshops, media and presentation training or lectures on topics such as “Social media in science communication”.