The European Researchers’ Night is held at the same time in around 300 cities across Europe on the last Friday of September (30 Sep 2016). This year it is possible to participate in the event in thirteen locations in Finland. Since its start in 2005, the event has brought science and research to the general public. Over the course of the evening and throughout the night, children, adolescents, adults, and older people can get to know more about science through workshops, research meetings, lectures and laboratory visits.
The European Researchers’ Night will be held in Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Sodankylä, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa. The programme is offered by 12 Finnish universities, the Heureka Science Centre, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the European Forest Institute. The event was granted two-year funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, which finances European research and innovation projects.
The theme of the European Researcher’s Night 2016 is Change, a phenomenon which science and research offer excellent tools to investigate. While history and social sciences are able to look into changes in society, natural sciences can examine change from, for example, the perspective of evolution. In addition, the treatment of medical conditions changes along with increasing knowledge on the emergence of illnesses. Along with earlier changes, science looks toward the future and asks what kinds of changes can be predicted.
Keep up to date on the Researchers’ Night via social media. To find the event on Facebook and Twitter, search for “Researchers’ Night” or “Tutkijoiden yö”. You may also discuss the event in social media using the hashtag #tutkijoidenyö2016.
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
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University of Jyväskylä
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