Public communication of science in Spain: A history yet to be written
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Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Science communicationHistorySpainScientific journalismMuseumsScience centersTrainingUniversitiesFundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)
López-Pérez, L.; Olvera Lobo, M.D. Public communication of science in Spain: A history yet to be written. Journal of Science Communication, 16(03): Y02 (2017). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/47273]
The history of public communication of science in Spain is yet to be written. Few academic studies exist that have tackled this subject. The political and economic history of the country have marked out the evolution of this discipline, which burst into the country at the end of the 20th century with the proliferation of initiatives such as the creation of science museums, the building of the Spanish Science Foundation and the development of a public Scientific Information service. Despite these efforts, the level of scientific culture for Spanish people is one of the lowest in Europe [OECD, 2016].