Researchers' Night 28.9.2018

Welcome to the science and research festival in Jyväskylä!

The University of Jyväskylä will once again be hosting the European Researchers’ Night on the 28th of September, simultaneously with Europe and 11 other locations in Finland. The full-day event presents science and researchers in different kinds of workshops, panel discussions and exhibitions. All events are free.

The University of Jyväskylä’s multidisciplinary programme for this year includes a large selection of things to learn and do for the whole family. In workshops for children, you can get familiar with natural sciences and the evolution of Pokémon, team up to solve crimes with chemistry research and go on an adventure in a magical forest. There will also be laboratory tours and an opportunity to play virtual reality games.

For the adults there are interesting facts on brain research, the phases of the Finnish elementary school and workplace psychology. On “Insect Dating” you will explore the secret life of invertebrate and identify insect samples. The “Animals’ Fifty Shades of Grey” leads visitors into the fascinating world of reproduction.

Please find the programme and the schedule here.

The European Researchers' Night takes place at the same time with the City of Light -event. Therefore visitors can enjoy multiple light installations and light-themed events when visiting the campus area. During the evening, the green "Linkki" buses of Jyväskylä Region Public Transport will be free of charge, so getting to and around the campus and city center will be easy.

In the Jyväskylä University Campus area you can buy food and cafe refreshments from Semma restaurants Uno (at Ruusupuisto) 08.00–19.00, Piato (at Agora) 07.45–18.30 and Ylistö (at Ylistönrinne) 8.30–22.30, where you can also dine until 9 p.m.

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under contract number 817987.