Over 400 activities scheduled for European Researchers’ Night (28 Sept)

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:43
A robotic arm on display during European Researchers' Night in Granada
Throngs of people in an open space surrounded by marquees
The "Paseo del Salón" space during European Researchers' Night in Granada

On 28 September 2018, European Researcher’s Night—an event coordinated by the European Commission—will bring together over 2000 researchers from 8 Andalusian cities to undertake over 400 fascinating activities throughout the region. This year, European Researchers’ Night will take place in over 250 cities in 32 countries across the globe.

About European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night, which takes place annually, is dedicated to celebrating popular science, fun learning, and to bringing researchers and society closer together. It gives you the chance to meet the heroes of science, in other words; researchers from diverse   disciplines whose extraordinary work can change our lives. The event is a great opportunity to meet scientists in a friendly environment, interact with them, and discover the ways in which they contribute to society. The activities are billed as family-friendly and interactive, open  to everyone, and are aimed at those of all ages. This year’s programme encompasses hands-on experiments, practical workshops, science exhibitions, guided tours, live performances, and awe-inspiring educational workshops for children.

European Researchers’ Night in Andalusia (28 Sept 2018)

In Andalusia, the Night will once again be celebrated under the slogan “Women and men who conduct research for you (“Mujeres y hombres que hacen ciencia para ti”), with over 2000 researchers from 13 institutions taking part throughout the region. They will take to the streets and squares of 8 Andalusian cities, offering a total of nearly 450 activities, all of which are designed to enhance public engagement with science.

Moreover, to mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an array of projects in Andalusia will focus on this specific theme, including sessions on the ancient Roman city of Italica (9km north of Seville), women in Cartagena, and workshops exploring the highly sophisticated materials currently used in heritage conservation. To view the full programme for European Researchers’ Night 2018 in Granada and Andalusia, visit the following website:

ERN 2018

European Researcher’s Night is a European scientific dissemination project coordinated by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 programme and has taken place simultaneously in 250 European cities every year since 2005.