Researchers’ Night is back again in September 2019

On 27 September 2019, European Researchers’ Night is celebrated once again in 11 different locations in Finland, together with over 300 other European cities. The family-oriented programme will offer the public a chance to experience science and how it is made. All events are free of charge. Welcome!

The theme of this year is traces. What kind of traces does science leave in this world and society? During one day and night, the public has an opportunity to get familiar with scientists’ work via different workshops, lectures and tours. The idea of the event is to present scientists and their work as part of our daily life in an interesting and inspiring way.

How can food solve the challenges of our society and the planet? How can you use chemistry to solve crimes? What does an accelerator laboratory look like? You will find the answers by taking part in Researchers’ Night! Now there is a possibility for example to see what is microsurgery and test your skills in cancer drug design.

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


For more information:

Coordinator Janne Pakarinen, phone: 040 805 4900,

Communications Manager Liisa Harjula, phone: 040 805 4403,

Communications Intern Reetta Kalliola, phone: 040 664 0612,