European Researchers’ Night in Sweden

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Researcher Victor Igelmo, The future of computing: A look into Mixed Reality at ForskarFredag in the city of Skövde 2021 Foto: Rebecka Thor

On the 26th of September to the first of October 2022, science and research were celebrated across Europe in the European science festival ”European Researchers’ Night”. In Sweden, activities were organised across the country and online under the name ForskarFredag (Researchers’ Friday). The next festival will take place the last week in September 2022. 

European Researchers’ Night in Sweden is organised by universities, science centres, museums, archives, research centres, municipalities, science parks and regional development councils. The event is coordinated by the Swedish nonprofit organisation Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), VA.

A range of activities were organised in 2021: experiments and demonstrations, shows and exhibitions, science cafés and small group talks. 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 relies on communication and international cooperation. In September 2022, it is hoped that we will be able to offer both physical and online activities.

Researchers’ Grand Prix

Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that has been running annually since 2012. We challenge researchers to present their research in a captivating, inspiring and educational way – but in just four minutes! The audience and expert judges jointly decide on the winner.

Read more about Researchers’ Grand Prix.

The Swedish Mass Experiments

As part of European Researchers’ Night, each year VA (Public & Science) coordinates a citizen science project that involves schools and members of the general public across Sweden. The projects gives pupils and the general public the opportunity to participate in a real research project, and it also enables researchers to collect large amounts of data from across the country that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to collect.

Read more about the Mass Experiments.

Further information:

For more information, contact Julia Brink, Project Manager of European Researchers’ Night in Sweden, [email protected], tel +46 8 73 705 73 21

European Researchers’ Night in Sweden is funded by the European Commission under HORIZON EUROPE in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, GA 101061464, together with our Swedish partners.

Read the latest articles in English below:

Swedish pupils and researchers together tackle food waste

Better climate information reduces waste in the school canteen. This is a clear finding of the Food Waste Experiment, a mass experiment in which around 700 pupils from 27 schools… Läs mer

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2021-05-21 |

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2022-06-22 |

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Mass experiment, Press release

Swedish pupils and senior citizens to help research the accessibility of Swedish housing

In order to live independent and active lives, we need housing that is designed to meet our needs. But how accessible is Swedish housing? School pupils and senior citizens across… Läs mer

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2021-05-06 |

Uppdaterad:

2022-06-21 |

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Mass experiment, Press release

Science for everyone: European Researchers’ Night digital extravaganza!

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Skapad:

2020-12-09 |

Uppdaterad:

2022-06-22 |

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European Researchers' Night, Nyheter

Digital ForskarFredag – a showcase of Swedish research to inspire both young and old

A mind-blowing science show from Umeå, exciting geological adventures with Minecraft from Uppsala, a rare chance to peek into an Olympic test centre for winter sports from Östersund, were just… Läs mer

Skapad:

2020-12-03 |

Uppdaterad:

2022-06-02 |

Kategorier:

European Researchers' Night, Mass experiment, Nyheter

Let curiosity light up your November – ForskarFredag is back in a new format

The days are getting darker, temperatures are dropping and it’s raining almost every day. The majority of us think that November is the gloomiest month of the year here in… Läs mer

Skapad:

2020-11-20 |

Uppdaterad:

2022-06-22 |

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European Researchers' Night, Nyheter

Kontakt

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