Science in the city

The European Researchers’ Night brings various forms of science and scientific research to the public on 28 September in Joensuu. The main event will take place in the Aurora building on the university campus at 16–20. Already before the main event, scientific research is showcased on the morning buses, as our researchers will be interviewed on topics such as the everyday life of today’s kindergartens, edible insects, and how to get fit. Please see our website for an updated programme later this autumn!

The afternoon will continue with science on the university campus. In the workshops held by our researchers, you can try out chemical experiments and story crafting, learn about gene technology, measure indicators representative of your health, learn about the latest innovations in waste sorting, and test your skills in icon painting. You will also have a chance to visit the teddy bear maternity clinic organised by students of Karelia University of Applied Sciences.

On campus, the university’s history researchers will organise “history walks”, making it possible for you to learn about the early days of the Joensuu Campus all the way up to its present-day state-of-the-art learning environments. During the evening, staff members and students of craft science will have an open house in their newly finished facilities, and those interested can try out various pieces of equipment and machinery related to craft science. The evening will culminate in an “Ask a Biologist” Q&A session, where biology experts answer questions posed by the audience.

The language of the formal programme is Finnish; however, most of the workshops will have English-speaking staff available to share the wonders of science with those not fluent in Finnish.

Please see our website for an updated programme later this autumn: