Researchers’ Night again in September

Researchers’ Night, held on Friday 28 September 2018, welcomes people of all ages to acquaint themselves with science and scientists’ work. This science event is organised for interested people in 12 locations in Finland, from Helsinki to Sodankylä. Free entry to all events!

Are you interested in future food, robots, space or health? The event provides something for everyone. This includes lectures, presentations, tours, driving a racing car, workshops, and visits in research facilities. The programme has plenty of interesting contents for school-aged children, in particular.

The theme in this year is traces: the traces science has left in society and the traces of humans on Earth. This year is also a European theme year of cultural heritage as well as the centennial year for looking back at the Finnish Civil War in 1918; these both are reflected in the programme of the Researchers’ Night as well.

Researchers’ Night events have been organised on the last Friday of September in hundreds of towns and cities across Europe since 2005. These science events for the public are designed to introduce – in a fascinating way – researchers, their work, and the influence of science in our daily life. Researchers’ Night events are supported by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

This year Researchers’ Night events take place in Finland in Espoo, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Kuopio, Oulu, Sodankylä, Tampere, and Turku. The rich programme is offered by nine Finnish universities, the French Institute, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Further information:

Coordinator Janne Pakarinen, tel. 040 805 4900,

Communications Manager Liisa Harjula, tel. 040 805 4403,