Researchers’ Night Tampere on 29 September 2017

Researchers’ Night is a science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to the general public all over Europe. In Tampere, children, adolescents, and adults can get to know more about science at 13:00–22:00 as the event programme extends across the city centre and university campuses.


Demos and information sessions on research at Museum Centre Vapriikki

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At 13:00–18:00

Come hear brief information sessions on topics such as robotics, gamification, and technology to improve human-pet interaction. In honour of Finland’s centenary celebrations, researchers describe how the world and Finland have changed in the past 100 years. The programme also includes information sessions from the Finnish Physical Society, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Other exhibitions at Vapriikki include the Suomi 1918 exhibition and the Finnish game museum.

Researchers’ Night school visits

Researchers from Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere visit schools to tell students about their work and research. Subjects and times to be announced.

Visit a laboratory at Tampere University of Technology

TUTLab, Korkeakoulunkatu 3

At 15:00–18:00

Come and explore TUTLab, TUT’s open laboratory! This is your chance to see various digital manufacture equipment in action – including 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers. TUTLab is open to all. Much to see and do for the whole family!

Workshops at Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla

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At 16:00–20:00

LUMATE science workshops for children aged 7–12. No advance sign-up required.

Science Slam at Yo-talo

Ylioppilastalo (Student Union building), Kauppakatu 10

At 20:00–22:00

Brave scientists take the stage to present their research to the public as entertainingly as they can.

The event is a part of the Finnish Researchers’ Night event series that received two-year funding from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.