University of Jyväskylä

Friday full of science and light – all are welcome

On Friday 29 September, the University of Jyväskylä will organise two science events, the European Researchers’ Night and Science Days. Both events are free and directed for the public.

European Researchers’ Night, the largest single science event in Finland, invites you to get familiar with science conducted at the University of Jyväskylä. Workshops and presentations lead the audience to experience what kind of topics researchers from different fields are dealing with.

You can make astronomical observations with a remote observatory and see the smallest of things at the Nanoscience Center. The secrets of programming and making a VR game are revealed in the workshops of the Faculty of Information Science in Agora.

The programme for schoolchildren offers an opportunity to discuss with students in other countries via Skype, make a CSI forensic investigation and solve a horrible crime at the Department of Chemistry, and get familiar with evolution and the research of natural sciences through games.

Science Days lectures lead to topical themes

What artificial intelligence and robotics are able to do? What possibilities nano coal offers for the future technology? What was “Finland” and how was it formed in the course of time?

Finland’s most long-lived science event is back in Jyväskylä. On eight open lectures of Science Days, the leading Finnish experts discuss topics from various fields of science. Welcome to listen and, if you wish, participate in the discussion. The lectures are held in auditoriums 2 and 3 in Agora.

The events offers something for everyone. The programmes are available at and  The events are free and open for all. Please register school groups for European Researchers’ Nights at

In addition to science events, you can also see impressive light art of the City of Light event on the campus, including the works Loistava yliopisto (Shining university) and Valoon (Into the light). The programme of the City of Light event is available at

Further information:

European Researchers’ Night:  Academy Research Fellow Janne Pakarinen, 040 805 4900,

Communications Intern Kirke Hassinen, 040 805 3638,

Communications Manager Liisa Harjula, 040 805 4403,

Science Days:

Communications Intern Kirke Hassinen, 040 805 3638,

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Suomi100European Researchers’ Night and Science Days are part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.



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