Researchers’ Night extends across the city centre and university campuses in Tampere. With a diverse programme of presentations, info sessions and workshops on scientific topics, the event offers much to see, do and explore for the whole family.

This year the main venue is the shopping centre Ratina, where scientists introduce the audience to their latest research and offer them the opportunity to explore, for example, different robotics and virtual reality applications. The Ursa planetarium provides a glimpse into the wonders of our universe, and younger visitors will enjoy science centre Heureka’s pop-up science show.

In addition to brief research sessions in Ratina, lectures that examine, for example, the future of sustainable development and energy economy are arranged at Museum Centre Vapriikki. Visitors can also take a guided tour of Vapriikki’s glamour-themed changing exhibition.

A programme of lectures at the university campuses offer fun activities specifically for teenagers. Researchers will also visit schools to introduce their work and research to younger schoolchildren. The LUMATE Centre hosts science workshops for children at the Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla located in Culture House Laikku. Later in the evening, science meets stand-up comedy when courageous scientists are once again pitted against each other to deliver the most entertaining presentation on their research topic.

The event is free and open to all. Welcome!

The programme of Researchers’ Night in Tampere is organised by the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology.

Kristiina Tattari, kristiina.tattari (at) tut.fi, tel. 050 301 1364
Kyösti Koskela kyosti.koskela (at) uta.fi, tel. 050 318 6621