The Chair of Scientific Culture

The Chair of Scientific Culture is a university extension chair created by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in october 2010 and funded by Diputación Foral de Bizkaia (The Provincial Council of Biscay). The Chair works to foster scientific culture among citizens through talks, conferences and publishing quality content in several websites, emphasizing the role of science as a cultural heritage and the importance of its values.

The Chair is held by Juan Ignacio Pérez who coordinates four UPV/EHU professors: Marta Macho, Raúl Ibáñez, Aitor Bergara and Marian Iriarte.

Editorial tasks are the responsibility of César Tomé (Mapping Ignorance, Cuaderno de Cultura Científica, “In the media” section on this website and CienciaSfera), Uxune Martínez (Zientzia Kaiera) and Marta Macho (Mujeres con Ciencia). José Cuesta (Inercia Creativa) is responsible for web design, development and maintenance.

Euskampus Fundazioa and Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science) support the Chair in its activities. Audiovisual aid is provided by eitb.eus, the website of EiTB, the Basque public media group.