Science communication network since 1989

The International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (known by the acronym of PCST) is one of the first, most general in scope and probably the widest of the international networks operating today for the public communication of science and technology.

It was born in 1989 after the first International Meeting on Public Scientific Communication that took place at Poitiers, France. The 130 participants from 14 countries decided to meet again to discuss the public’s growing need for more information about scientific and technological matters and all the problems and developments concerning science communication.

The aim of the network is to multiply opportunities for exchange and co-operation among both researchers of PCST and PCST professionals who work in the many diverse but complementary fields of public communication of science and technology. It especially intends to facilitate these interactions on an international basis to foster exchanges between different cultural approaches.

A brief historical overview of the PCST Network