Mission

Improve the capacity of students, media representatives and higher education staff to process information in a critical manner as well as build a more resilient society.

Vision

Develop collaboration between Higher Education institutions and Media through the provision of evidence-based and research communication. 

Objective

Develop the transversal competences of students in terms of media literacy and resilience to dis/misinformation as well as build the capacity of Media as to scientific communication.

ERUM – Enhancing Research Understanding through Media

 

The ERUM project is a European initiative which addresses the need for the development of students’ key transversal competences in terms of media literacy, evidence-based communication and resilience to dis/misinformation. It also intends to strengthen the capacity of media experts vis-a-vis evidence- and research-based communication.

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Students

Develop key transversal skills and build resilience to dis/misinformation.
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Higher Education Institutions

Collaborate with media and scientific experts to improve the educational offer of universities.

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Media Representatives

Connect and learn from Higher Education professionals to improve evidence-based communication.

News

ERUM Learning Modules now accessible as OER

ERUM Learning Modules now accessible as OER

One of the main deliverables of the ERUM project was the production of learning material to foster students’ media and information literacy as well as transversal skills such as critical thinking. In this context, we developed 15 learning modules that focus on issues...

Fighting the battle of mis-/disinformation one action at a time

Fighting the battle of mis-/disinformation one action at a time

There is no denying that misinformation and disinformation have gained incredible momentum in the past couple of years, particularly after the outbreak of the pandemic. On one side, what the United Nations and the World Health Organization have identified as infodemic...

Quality assurance in the last stages of the ERUM project

Quality assurance in the last stages of the ERUM project

The coordinating team in Vienna together with the EUF designed a Quality Assurance Plan that facilitates the motivation of participants in their compliance with objectives. The University of Alcalá supports the implementation of the plan making sure that the...

Facts & Figures: Evidence-based Information in Contemporary Societies

Facts & Figures: Evidence-based Information in Contemporary Societies

ERUM project consortium is pleased to announce the conference "Facts & Figures: Evidence-based Information in Contemporary Societies" which is set to take place online and in Vienna on April 28th, 2022 from 10:00 to 16:30 CET. Based on the findings of the Erasmus+...

Still alive and online: ERUM’s fifth transnational project meeting

Still alive and online: ERUM’s fifth transnational project meeting

While it has been a little quiet around here, partners of the ERUM project have been busy with the implementation of the 2nd part of the Intensive Study Programme “From Post-Truth to Pseudoscience: Understanding the Impact of Disinformation our Societies” in September...

ERUM’s fourth transnational project meeting

ERUM’s fourth transnational project meeting

On 26 May 2021, the ERUM consortium met for the fourth time. Due to the current public health crisis, the meeting was held online via Zoom, and it was chaired by Judith Götz, Alessandra Santoianni and Johanna Urban from the University of Vienna. During this productive...

Outputs and Resources

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Media representation of controversial topics

The reports elaborate on a methodology to apprehend media content in a critical way and present a comprehensive analysis of the media representation gaps in various highly-relevant topics of our society.

Status: Finalised (June 2020)
Milestones: Conference on scientific popularisation through mainstream media in Belgium

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Study material for media literacy skills

The study material provides the learners an experiential journey to learning and improving their knowledge, skills and competences in media literacy and resilience to mis/disinformation.

Status: Finalised (May 2022)
Milestones: Summer schools in France and Greece

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Guidelines for evidence-based communication

The guidelines provide guidance and support to postgraduate students to develop their skills for good scientific-communication practices. The booklet underlines the current media practices and elaborates on the good practices of media popularisation of science.

Status: Finalised (March 2021)
Milestones: Conference on research understanding through media in Cyprus

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Policy recommendations for Media-Academia collaboration

The white paper looks into ways of mainstreaming strategic support for students against misleading media content and propose solutions for cooperation between the media and higher education institutions.

Status: Finalised (May 2022)
Milestones: Conference on Media Literacy in contemporary societies in Austria

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Guidelines for evidence-based communication

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Policy recommendations

ERUM Video

Partners

European University Foundation

University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Vytautas Magnus University

Universität Wien

Cyprus University of Technology

Universidad de Alcalá

Contact Us

Johanna Urban

johanna.urban@univie.ac.at