Euro­pean Rese­ar­chers” Night in der Sci­ence City Itzling

Next Friday, September 30, 2022, interested parties are cordially invited to the European Researchers’ Night in Science City Itzling. From 3 p.m. the gates of the university open to present the visitors with research highlights. The event takes place in cooperation with Salzburg Research, Mozarteum University and with the participation of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, the Paracelsus Medical Private University, the Karajan Foundation Salzburg as well as the University of Passau and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz.

The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event that is held every year in various European cities and pursues the goal of opening up the latest research results and exciting future topics and making science understandable for young and old. This year the activities in Austria are taking place simultaneously in several cities, in addition to Salzburg also in Vienna, Innsbruck, Graz and St. Pölten (https://www.researchersnight.eu/).

After the opening at 9 a.m. with State Councilor Andrea Klambauer and Deputy Mayor Bernhard Auinger, workshops for school classes will take place.

The general program for the public starts at 3 p.m. with scientific stations, EU Room and a puzzle rally in iDEAS:lab (Schillerstraße 30, building part 15) and in the Center for Human Computer Interaction (Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8, Techno 5, basement) . No registration is necessary for this.

The day ends with a Science Pub Quiz from 7 p.m. in the Techno-Z event center (Jakob-Haringer-Straße 5, TECHNO 3, ground floor), for which teams or individuals can register here: https://forms.gle/Pq7T8YScpiaRd9E26

For the rector of the University of Salzburg, Hendrik Lehnert, the opening of the university to the general public is of great importance: “It is very important to me that the PLUS and other research institutions give an insight into their work. So that people can recognize what contributions science can make to master the current major challenges.”

Arne Bathke, Dean of the Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences, is particularly pleased with how well the offer for school classes is being accepted and points to the monthly MINTweek program. “For all those who were late this time: up https://www.mintlabs.at/ you will find our regular workshops for school classes and the current dates.”

State Councilor Andrea Klambauer appreciates the fact that experts try to make science tangible. “Interest in research often starts with seemingly simple questions that you ask yourself but for which you have no explanation. Events like this offer a great opportunity to address these questions directly to researchers and thus also to understand them, like science works – and of course to get a well-founded answer!”.

The monthly workshops for schoolchildren in the MINT:labs have been funded by the city of Salzburg since they started in 2018. Deputy Mayor Bernhard Auinger hopes that “most of the almost 3,000 schoolchildren who have taken part in MINTweek workshops so far will remember: the technical subjects are cool, MINT has applications in almost all areas of life, and it even helps more fun when you’ve looked behind the scenes and seen how things work”.

Rückfragehinweis: 
Barbara Preinfalk, 
Fachbereich Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces
der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg 
Jakob Haringer Straße 2, 5020 Salzburg
E-Mail: [email protected] 

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