Science on the campus and in the city

The end of September will be full of science for the people of Oulu, as the University of Oulu organizes Science Days and Researchers’ Night for the public. In these events, researchers will be bringing science to the people and clarifying topical issues and phenomena form different angles, even in surprising ways. Interesting researchers and topics will be available as well as things to try out and experience for yourself – above of all, science of all sorts.

The events will be free of charge and open for everybody of all ages. A detailed schedule will be published later on this page.

Science Days on Friday 29 September at 12-15 in Linnanmaa

The opening day of Science Days will offer various workshops on the University campus, and researchers will get the floor. The afternoon will be especially targeted for high school students, but anyone who is interested can join in.

Researchers’ Night on Friday 29 September at 17:30-20:30 in Linnanmaa

Researchers’ Night will take place simultaneously in hundreds of locations all over Europe. The event was hugely popular in Oulu last year, and this year we are organizing it again in the University campus, but with a new format. The evening belongs especially to children and young people, but there will be fascinating science for the adult taste as well.

Science Days on Saturday 30 September at 11-15:30 in Cafe Antell Piha

On Saturday, the University and its guests will take over the Cafe Antell Piha in the centre of Oulu. There will be three different panels, where the topics of discussion will be the limits of nature and man, freedom of speech, hate and lies, and how science is important for Finland and Oulu. The connecting thread of the talks will be the aspect of freedom, which is the main theme of the Science Days 2017, in honour of the Finland 100 anniversary year.


For more information please contact: Raisa Juntunen,




This European Researchers' Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under contract number 722854.



Pictures and video from 2016 event