Lectures and master classes for a general audience


A lecture based on scientific insights by one or more researchers and meant for a general audience.



This indicator pertains to lectures and master classes meant primarily for a general public of interested persons. These are all products based on scientific/scholarly insights, presented and/or communicated in an environment or through a channel that is accessible to broader societal groups. Examples include lectures on ethical issues meant for societal parties, but also master classes in such domains as restoration, source research or digital methods.

Lectures may qualify as hybrid if they are meant not only for peers but also for a professional and/or general audience. If this is demonstrably the case, then these results are included under the indicators in Cell 1, Research products for peers. They can be reported a second time here in the narrative, where there is an opportunity to explain the interaction and/or interweaving of research and societal impact and relevance so typical of the humanities. 



This indicator can be operationalised using various criteria to demonstrate – with arguments – the importance of the products. The criteria are:

  • originality
  • reach/applicability
  • Importance of meeting and composition of audience
  • role of research unit and/or researchers in producing the output 



Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.