Science Education & Communication

The TU Delft Science Education & Communication (SEC) department organizes research and teaching on the border of science and society. SEC consists of two sections: Science Education and Science Communication

Science communication research

The SC section hosts the Science Communication MSc track and has research projects relating to the role of communication in professional scientific and technological environments. These relate socially responsible innovation, strategic communication and marketing, and professionalization of communication professionals. 

Science education research

The SE section hosts the Science Education MSc track (lerarenopleiding) and runs various (research) projects about science & technology education in secondary and primary education. Its main focal areas are Technology Education, Pedagogic Content Knowledge, Teaching and Learning of Concepts, and Modelling. SE hosts the Betastuenpunt Zuid Holland (including Delft voor Docenten), and the Wetenschapsknooppunt.


SEC Delft is part of the 4TU educational and research program. In line with the corporate philosophy of Delft University of Technology, our efforts are based on the notion that science, design and engineering offer a framework for approaching education and communication challenges. The following scientific domains are important in this respect:

Science Education & Communication (SEC)