The Researchers’ Night 2015 will be held on the 25 September at iNOVA Research Park, Tórshavn.
In Faroese we call Researchers’ Night: Vísindavøka.
We commence the Vísindavøka with 46 public lectures across the country from 21 to 24 September. This event is called “Vísindavøka á ferð” – “Researcher’s night on tour”
On the 25 September we plan a Vísindavøka with all research institutions at the same spot. There will be presentations, targeted especially for teenagers, students and teachers in the morning and the general public in the afternoon. There will be stands for each institution to present their work and to meet the public. There will be arranged a lot of experiments, quizzes and hands-on activities. A tent outside will be packed with activities dedicated to children and teenagers.
In the evening there will be an event with expert presentations and discussions on the opportunities in optimizing the Faroese fisheries sector based on R&D. There will even be music and the Public Research Dissemination Ceremony.
The aim of Vísindavøka is to raise public awareness and understanding on research and research results. We arrange an event for the research community and the public to meet and discuss in an informal way. Our main target group is youth as we see this as an opportunity to recruit future researchers. We expect more than 1500 visitors.
The participating institutions are:
- The University of the Faroe Islands
- Faroe Islands National Heritage
- Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands
- Faroe Marine Research Institute
- The Environment Agency
- The Main Hospital
- Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health
- Faroese Food and veterinary agency
- The Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate
- The Agricultural Research Station
- iNOVA Research Park
- Gymnasium of Tórshavn
Vísindavøka newspaper is sent to all households on the Faroe Islands the 16 September and shared online
. Please see newspapers from 2012, 2013 and 2014 here