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Science in Society

Science in Society

WiG is the german acronym for "Wissenschaft in der Gesellschaft" in englisch Science in Society. Our research area focuses on the interaction between science and society. Various initiatives bring together the expertise of social and political scientists at the Museum.

Policy consulting, citizen science, collaborative work and biodiversity research are all areas in which a host of participation processes are moderated as well as reflected upon and researched. WiG thus provides a framework in which citizen science, discourse and reflection at the interface of science and policy-making can be fostered and coordinated. The Department collaborates closely with many stakeholders inside and outside the MfN.