Laura Ferschinger

"A central aim of my work is to open up science to citizens and intensify dialogue with them. One of my research focal points in the field of citizen science deals with the recognition of citizen scientists and researchers involved in participatory projects."

After studying social sciences at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and earning my Master's degree in Political Communication, I was employed at the Chair of Political Science II and in the European University Alliance UNIVERSEH at the Office of the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Science Communication at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf from 2020 to 2023. During this time, I conducted research with a citizen science approach, developed citizen science projects and science communication formats, and also worked on developing indicators in the field of knowledge transfer and research with citizens. 


Since April 2023, I am working as a Transfer Manager for Citizen Science at the University of  Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). Here, I am responsible for managing a citizen science project within the scope of the innovative university initiative "Open Digitalization Alliance Pfalz." This includes defining and validating project structures, recruiting and supporting citizen researchers, and ensuring project quality. 

SCI:MOVE - Science on the Move

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