doing science, telling science

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele has always been committed to share its research activity to a broad audience. The institute truly believe that communicating research activities, projects and culture — filling as much as possible the gap between science and society, for the benefit of both — is a fundamental duty.

Due to the ever-increasing social, economic and environmental implication of their research, scientists should be directly engaged in communicating their work whenever it's possible. That's why our Science Communication Office collaborates with university professors, senior researchers, as well as many PhD students and Postdoc fellows, to deliver a variety of activities designed for different publics and contexts.


Only by having children as a privileged audience for science communication we can change the way society looks at science in the long term: young boys and girls are enthusiastic, open to new experiences and they show a striking capacity for addressing complex issues using critical thinking and creativity.

Participating to the educational activities organized by Ospedale San Raffaele is a unique opportunity for schools to reach out to an international community of researchers and to explore the forefront of biomedical science.

For learn more about education activities in schools click here.

Public events

As the publics are varied, even the media and places where science communication is carried out are very different in nature. In some cases, the locations are explicitly dedicated to this task, as in the case of schools. In others, science communication can be done through unusual actors and methods, in unexpected locations such as theatre and pubs.

During the years, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele participated in many outreach events in Milan, becoming a leading player in science communication and education in the city area, with an overall goal of heightening audience enthusiasm for biomedical research and scientific culture. Among these events there is the European Researchers' Night in Milano (MEETmeTONIGHT), Genova Science Festival, Pint of ScienceBergamoScienza, Unistem Day and FameLab Italia.

For learn more about public events and activities click here.


IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele supports a broad program of outreach activities. This is possible only thanks to the volunteer participation of many researchers and students. If you are an enthusiastic researcher or student and you would like to join our group, do not hesitate to contact us!