National Science Week
The time is coming once again to celebrate research. Hundreds of events will bring researchers and the public together all across the country. There will be activities for all ages, with something to learn for everyone.
This year National Science Week will focus on boundaries. Boundaries delineate spaces that have a common set of rules. But it is precisely when we move across boundaries that new encounters and ideas emerge. National Science Week will be exploring the dichotomy underlying boundaries as a phenomenon.
In our globalised world, people, ideas, money, data, animals, plants and energy are constantly moving across visible and invisible boundaries, at a steadily rising pace. This gives us many new opportunities as individuals and societies, but at the same time challenges us in new ways. Topics at the festival will range from refugees, language, and boundary-setting in social media to body image pressure, mental health, Norway’s history as a trade nation, the future of the EU, pollution, and research that expands frontiers – and, of course, much more.
National Science Week is arranged by the Research Council of Norway, which will also be organising dozens of events in the Oslo area. Activities will also be hosted by museums, libraries, companies, associations, universities and university colleges throughout Norway.
Visit www.forskningsdagene.no to find out which events are taking place near you. More events will be added to the programme as the festival approaches.
21 September - 2 October 2016