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The SMC family

Our International Network

It all began in 2002, when the Science Media Centre UK was launched with a pioneering mission:

“An independent press office helping to ensure that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines.”

Within a few years, the London office established itself as a permanent fixture and important point of contact for journalists. Some 3,000 scientists are registered members of SMC UK today, feeding their expertise into the rapid news cycle of the mass media in real time.

Over the years, a global network of institutions has evolved. Whilst the various SMCs cooperate on matters of content, each centre has its own independent structure and runs its own activities. Click here for an overview of the various SMCs.

Since spring 2016, SMC Germany has been supporting the work of journalists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from its base in Cologne.