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Congratulations: Sarah Eitze completes PhD successfully

On September 9th, 2022, Sarah Eitze successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Sequelae of vaccine preventable diseases - increasing knowledge, risk perception and the intention to vaccinate" (supervised by Prof. Cornelia Betsch) at the Faculty…

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Congratulations: Collins Adeyanju completes PhD

On September 6, 2022, Gbadebo Collins Adeyanju successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Behavioural Insights into Vaccine Hesitancy Determinants in Sub-Saharan Africa" (supervised by Prof. Cornelia Betsch; second supervisor: Prof. Constanze…

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Upcoming event: Cornelia Betsch as keynote speaker at the International Conference of Social Dilemmas (ICSD)

After the 2021 conference had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the 19th International Conference on Social Dilemmas (ICSD) will now take place from 19-22 July 2022 in Copenhagen/Denmark.

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Kick-off for new research project PACE (Planetary Health Action Survey)

Climate change is considered by scientists worldwide to be the greatest global threat to human health. Yet so far, people have often been hesitant to act when it comes to preserving our livelihoods. A new research project called PACE (Planetary…

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New podcast episode with Professor Cornelia Betsch

A new episode of the University Erfurt's science podcast "WortMelder" has just been released. In its eighth episode, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch talks about the topic "Health communication – thinking from the human perspective".

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The first annual report for JITSUVAX is out now

The research project "JITSUVAX" publishes its first annual report.

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Congratulations: Philipp Sprengholz successfully completes PhD

On May 11, 2022, Philipp Sprengholz successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Of sticks and carrots: Effects of coercive and rewarding measures for increasing vaccination uptake" (supervised by Prof. Cornelia Betsch) at the Faculty of…

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Cornelia Betsch receives Thuringian Research Award

With the Thuringian Research Award, the Free State has been honouring top scientific achievements of Thuringian universities and non-university research institutions once a year since 1995. In 2022, the award in the category "Applied Research" goes…

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New team member: Sabine Best

Since April 1, 2022, Sabine Best has been supporting the chair of health communication and the department for media and communication science at the University of Erfurt as a research assistant. She brings with her enthusiasm for socially relevant…

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New team member: Dr. Mirjam Jenny

Dr. Mirjam Jenny joined the department of health communication at the University of Erfurt at the beginning of this year. Born in Switzerland, she is a psychologist, cognitive decision scientist, recognized expert for science communication and will…

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