Publish Date: 29.08.2018

Category: News from the University

Ljubljana University invites you to Researchers' Night, which will take place on Friday, 28 September 2018, and on Friday, 27 September 2019. 14 members of the University participate in the project which is coordinated by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. The European project Researchers' Night bears a subtitle Humanities rock! and tries to bring the work of researchers to a wider circle of people.

This year, Researchers' Night will focus on the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and next year it will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana. We would like to highlight the positive role of researchers’ work through different events and thus bring it closer to a wider circle of people. We still too often encounter stereotyped notions about researchers; that they are peculiar, “live” in laboratories and suffer from lack of social skills. We are aware of the gaps between the general public and academics, therefore we strive to successfully overcome these.

Subtitle of Researchers' Night is Humanities rock! as humanities are becoming increasingly marginalised, if not even neglected, not only in the increasingly commercialised public space, but also within the research area.

We will offer children, pupils, students, families and adults in Ljubljana many different and attractive events and activities. Proposed activities include presentations, trips, workshops, exhibitions, discussions, experiments, open days, film festival and the grand final award ceremony with a music concert.

Faculties and academies of the University of Ljubljana participating in the project are: Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Faculty of Social Sciences, Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Pharmacy, Veterinary Faculty.