We want to get as many people as possible excited about science. To arouse enthusiasm, science must be communicated in an understandable way. That is why the IISC was founded by a team with many years of experience in science communication and science journalism.

Our activities are aimed at anyone who wants to communicate science in an understandable way, whether from research and science, science communication or science journalism.



We teach the craft of science communication in seminars and events. We document particularly successful examples, analyse the state of science communication in studies and surveys and develop teaching and training materials - off- and online, in print, as podcasts, graphics or as animation videos.

Those who want to communicate science can also hire us as consultants. We are also happy to implement the results of our analyses.


Thomas Kvicala

Thomas has been in the communications industry for thirty years, including a decade in science communications. Stations: Editor and presenter at ORF and several print media, press spokesperson in ministries and international companies, head of a course for journalism, managing director of a communication agency for life sciences and health topics, university lecturer.

As a media trainer, he has trained participants from all EU countries (yes, really from all) over the last 20 years.

Video, animation, interaction. Surveys and analyses. He knows how to communicate science with cool animation videos.

Originally from the chemical industry with a focus on quality assurance, he later specialized in communication and animation.

He also a specialist in analysis and has worked in this field for several organisations. We would like to call him our Swiss army knife man, but there's this film with Daniel Radcliffe ...

Alexander Bodmann
Head of Media Development
Mehrdokht Tesar
Seminar leadership with a focus on "Women in Science"

Born in Tehran, lived in Brussels for many years, enthusiastic Viennese and has been working as an agency manager in the communications industry for two decades.

For ten years, her seminars have aimed to give women a voice and a stage internationally. Since 2014, her focus has been on scientific topics that are considered difficult to communicate. Because when something is said to be difficult or even impossible, only then it becomes really interesting for "Met".

Staatspreis für Wissenschaftspublizistik, Gründungsmitglied und langjähriger Leiter der Wissenschaftsredaktion des „Standard”, mittlerweile Science Communication Manager am Children’s Cancer Research Institute und Wissenschafts-Autor. Peter weiß wie kein anderer, was Medien von der Wissenschaft wollen – und dieses Wissen teilt er mit uns. 

He "not only addresses socially relevant topics, he also persistently advocates for science journalism as a whole", the justification for the award of the state prize stated. That is precisely why he is on board with us as an advisor and lecturer.

Peter Illetschko
Head of Science Journalism
Maiada Hadaia
Audio/Podcast Trainer

The multilingual radio journalist with Bulgarian-Syrian roots is an audio producer, podcaster, media maker, speaker, moderator, trainer and university lecturer.

Among other things, she creates radio programmes and podcasts for the University of Vienna and the Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD). Maiada is a trainer at the largest community radio in the German-speaking world - and now also with us.