The only one night like this in the whole of Europe!
European Researchers’ Night is a project implemented from European funds under the HORIZON 2020 framework program. It is an annual event, organized continuously since 2006 in the European Union member states, aimed to promote science, research centres and above all the researcher careers.
Currently, as one of three entities in Poland West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin ( ZUT ) has received EU funding to implement the Researchers’ Night for two years in a row. Together with ZUT, only Poznań University of Technology and the Marshal’s Office of the Małoposka Region received positive marks.
We Create Science & History – it is a slogan for the Researchers’ Night in Szczecin project. The event is always held on the last Fridays of September. We decided to go a step further and planned attractions on both Friday and Saturday (28-29 September 2018 and 27-28/09/2019, respectively). This is a huge success because this year the European Commission received a record number of applications – about two hundred, from Europe only fifty-five received funding and only three are from Poland.
Researchers’ night will be held for the sixth time in Szczecin. First edition in 2008 was coordinated by Szczecin University of Technology, then in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015 by West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin.
The characteristic feature of the Researchers’ Night is an extensive program directed to a wide range of recipients of all ages. The theme scope includes all scientific disciplines represented by Szczecin’s universities. All planned events will take place at the university grounds and academic campuses mainly at Piastów Avenue and Żołnierska Street. The program includes shows, experiments, interesting lectures, meetings with scientists, workshops and presentations of the project partners. The intriguing addition will be a spectacular display of laser and pyrotechnic techniques displayed on one of our largest buildings at Piastów Avenue, PRO MEMORIA Great Explorers, concert located at the XIII Muz club also themed exhibitions at the Center of Dialogue Przełomy and the Museum of Technology and Transport in Szczecin.
For many years, we have observed that a joint initiative of the scientific community, city and regional authorities, local government units, legal persons, as well as industry and business representatives, have a positive impact on the promotion of science as a necessary development tool. PThe proposed formula in an interesting and smart way contributes to promote the role of scientists and the benefits their actions bring to society.