Academic and professional communication is a central and demanding part of one’s professional career – and in preparing for it. Our knowledge society demands high-quality professional dissemination and interprofessional collaboration. Professionals need to be proficient in both oral and written communication, both in their own field of expertise and across fields.
The Centre for Academic and Professional Communication (SEKOM) addresses the communicative challenges students, employees and managers encounter in their professional practices. The centre aims to produce and communicate research-based knowledge about professional and interprofessional communication.
The centre is affiliated with the Section for Applied Linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature.
The centre has three main areas of focus:
NORDPAL, The Nordic Doctoral and Postdoctoral Network of Applied Linguistics, is coordinated by Lars Sigfred Evensen and Srikant Sarangi at SEKOM. Among other things, the network offers courses in applied linguistics at doctoral level through a strong network of Nordic researchers.