One of the central tasks of the HCCH is science transfer and here in particular the areas of science communication and consulting. The HCCH understands this, analogous to the Science Council, as fields of action in which scientific knowledge is communicated from the scientific field to non-scientific fields. A main characteristic is the exchange between science and society, culture, economy and politics.
Accordingly, the term science communication denotes a field that is diverse in terms of actors and target groups, content, functions and goals. Together with numerous cooperation partners, including cultural heritage protection institutions, communities, museums and world heritage sites, it develops and tests various forms of presentation of cultural heritage within the framework of various projects.
Academic expertise is bundled from the many disciplines at Heidelberg University under the umbrella of the HCCH and ways of communicating cultural heritage are developed together with non-university parties.