Nearly 1,300 researchers from the G9Missions consortium will communicate science and research at the European Researchers Night
The countdown begins for the great night of science and research in Europe. The universities of the G9Missiones consortium have everything ready to celebrate this science festival, an annual event that this year will be on Friday, September 30.
The European Researchers Night is the excellent meeting place between citizens and research staff to exchange, dialogue and learn more about the science that is developed in universities.
Albacete, Badajoz, Bilbao, Cáceres, Huesca, Illes Balears, Mérida, Oviedo, Pamplona, Plasencia, Santander, Torrelavega, Teruel and Zaragoza will be the venues for the G9 Missions consortium programme that includes some 500 activities, mainly practical workshops, challenges and experiences , for the enjoyment of all ages and audiences. Thus, among all the varied programming, the interactive shows programmed in the “Science Hour” in the main square of Santander stand out with contests, light exhibitions or games about black holes offered by the University of Cantabria. For its part, the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea has opted for science txocos, an exhibition of Science in the street on everyday objects and an astronomical observation.
The public at the Public University of Navarra will be able to see how a work is generated in Emotional Films, a picture that changes depending on the person in front of it and their emotions. The University of Oviedo has thought of all kinds of audiences and has organized an “Inclusive Night” for students with special needs.
Music with a D.J. and dance will enliven the scientific night at the University of the Balearic Islands, which also includes scientific monologues. And as a novelty this year, the University of Zaragoza organizes geological, mathematical, and historical-artistic scientific walks.
The theatre will be present at the University of Castilla la Mancha with the play “Scientists: past, present and future” aimed at primary school children. The University of Extremadura fills the most central spaces of the cities of Badajoz and Cáceres, with a hundred challenges, games and fun experiences to make science more accessible.
The G9Missions Night has the participation of nearly 1,300 researchers who this coming Friday, September 30, will lead the wide range of workshops and activities. The public will have the opportunity to meet the people who make science possible and, in particular, women researchers. Gender equality is important in the G9 Missions consortium and women represent more than half of the scientific research staff that participate in the Night.
The programme of all the member universities can be consulted on the project website: https://nocheinvestigag9.es/
The G9 Missions project
The institutions of the G-9 of Universities form the consortium, coordinated by the University of Cantabria, which carries out the European project G9 Missions, focused on the 5 European research and innovation missions of the EU with the aim of proposing solutions to the major social problems around the world. These missions focus on Cancer, Climate Change Adaptation including Social Transformation, Water and Oceans, Smart and Climate Neutral Cities, and Food and Soil Health. All of them will contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Plan to Fight Cancer and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The European Night of Researchers, which is held in more than 370 cities on the continent, is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – an initiative to promote scientific careers in Europe –, which is part of Horizon Europe, Research and Innovation Framework Program of the European Union. Its main objectives are to bring the figure of researchers closer to the public so that their work and the benefits they bring to society are known, as well as promoting the choice of a scientific career among students, eliminating gender barriers.
The program of all the member universities can be consulted here and on the project website: https://nocheinvestigag9.es/programacion/
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