The last Friday of September has been designated Researchers’ Night by the European Commission. Across Sweden and all over Europe hundreds of activities are organised to show members of the public how exciting research can be and how relevant science actually is our daily lives. Researchers’s Night 2016 will be held on 30 Sep and involve 31 cities across Sweden, reaching approximately 20.000 visitors! Come to Medborgarplatsen in central Stockholm and meet a team of ACES scientists who will be there to talk about their research into the effects of microplastics in the marine environment.
These innovative and exciting activities allow for public engagement and meetings with researchers in relaxed and festive environments. The events are aimed at showing that researchers are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs and that research is all about communication and international cooperation.
For more information about ForskarFredag in Sweden contact Lena Söderström, Project Manager of Researchers’ Night, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +46 8 611 30 47.
Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event that brings together the public at large and researchers on the last Friday of September each year. Many of the activities are designed to bring research out of the laboratory and into streets, parks, shopping centres and cafés. There are also opportunities to discover research facilities that are not usually open to the public, such as laboratories, research centres, museum collections. The public can try out the latest technologies and instruments under the guidance of scientists, participate in experiments, competitions and quizzes, watch demonstrations and simulations, exchange ideas and party with the researchers. For one night only, everyone can be a scientist.
Read more about some of the activities that took place during 2014 Researchers’ Night here.
Read more about Researchers’ Night in Sweden.
Read more about Researchers’ Night in the EU.