Frank Nuijens

Frank Nuijens

 

  • (science and technology) communication
  • (science) journalism
  • online communication (tools), social media
  • branding
  • productivity and time management

Frank Nuijens combines a general expertise in (online) knowledge communication with a sharp (science) journalistic look, and the motivation to make communication solutions innovative. Frank has a thorough knowledge of and passion for productivity management. 

Years of experience

Communication adviser

Science journalist

Editor-in-chief

Lecturer

As a communications advisor and science communication specialist, I advised scientists and management on sharing scientific knowledge from Delft University of Technology and some of its research institutes with the general public, media, businesses and politics.

 

Science journalist and researcher for the popular science television programs Nieuwslicht (VARA), Jules Unlimited (VARA), Vroege Vogels (VARA), Willem Wever (NCRV), Gezondheidsplein (AVRO), Noorderlicht (VPRO), Klokhuis (NPS) and De Ontdekking (VARA).

 

Delft University of Technology informs and engages its community of students, scientists and alumni with Delta university newspaper and Delft Outlook science magazine. I was responsible for the (future) policy, content and marketing of these media and the permanent and freelance staff.

 

I teach a course in science journalism in the master track Science Communication of the Science Communication and Education department at Delft University of Technology. I also teach the master class Science Journalism and Social Media in the Minor Communication Design for Innovation of this university department.

 

Education

After completing my master’s degree of biology at Leiden University, I pursued a career as a scientist and did evolutionary morphological research as part of a PhD program. I learnt to love science and its methods and techniques. But I decided not to finish my dissertation, because my heart is in communicating science.

Volunteer work and Committees

Together with Annette to Haar, I established a satellite community of the international organization ScienceOnline in Leiden. ScienceOnline Leiden has built a growing community of anyone interested or active in communicating science. We organized ‘unconferences’, network and other events in Leiden.
The world’s first online science journalism course was developed and offered by WFSJ in close collaboration with SciDev.Net. As editor, I edited the course and organized the addition of two new chapters. I was also editor of the blog on science journalism. In addition, I was a member of the Executive Committee of the 2009 World Conference in London (United Kingdom) and the Program Committee of the 2011 World Conference in Doha (Qatar). At these conferences I produced and moderated three sessions.

The Salt Museum is a unique (volunteer-driven) museum showing all aspects of salt, related to the salt mining in the Twente region. I was responsible for PR and communication.

The SciComLab committee consists of science communication professionals and academics who, together with students, explore what innovation in science and technology communication means and how professionals can innovate in their daily work. I am a member and co-founder of this committee.
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