A European Researchers' Night project obtains "outstanding collaboration" award
25 July 2016
EXPLORATHON, a European Researchers' Night 2014-2015 project, was last month granted the ARMA award in the category of "outstanding collaboration". The scientific events organised by the universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Strathclyde and Edinburgh managed to engage 17,000 citizens in Scotland. The ARMA Awards acknowledge excellent work in the field of research.
European Researchers Night attendees grew by 10% in 2015
26 October 2015
The European Researchers' Night attracted 10% more people in 2015 than the previous year. About 1.1 million citizens attended the scientific events organised in over 280 cities within Europe and neighbouring countries.
Poland had the largest number of attendees (164,000) followed by Slovakia (almost 162,000) and Italy (141,000). The number of participants tripled in The Netherlands (almost 13,000), and doubled in Portugal (10,500) and Hungary (30,000).
The number of researchers directly involved in the arranged science activities rose by 18% to 18,000. In total, 24 countries took part, including five non EU-countries such as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey.
The European Researchers' Night celebrated its 10th anniversary
30 September 2015
The European Researchers' Night celebrated its 10th anniversary on 23 September 2015. In Brussels, the European Commission organised "Science is wonder-ful", a special event that looked back at the best of the European Researchers' Nights over the last decade.
The Night 2014 attracted a high local and regional media interest
10 November 2014
The European Researchers’ Night 2014 was covered in over 300 publications across Europe, according to preliminary estimates gathered by the organisers.
The event was featured mainly in local and regional editions of some of the top national media outlets such as La Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidianno, El Mundo, Naftemporiki, Real news, Wp.pl, and Aktuality.sk. Mainstream radio stations like BBC Radio Scotland (UK), RNE (Spain) and Radio România Actualităţi (Romania) also covered the event.
At least 70 million people may have been aware of the experiments, science shows, games, guided tours and performances organised on the night of 26 September in over 300 cities in Europe and beyond.
Fly me to the moon: 300 cities set for European Researchers' Night
25 September 2014
Destination moon - commencing countdown, engines on! If you have ever wondered what it's like to be a space astronaut or a forensic scientist helping to crack a murder mystery, then don't miss the annual European Researchers' Night tomorrow (26 September). Visitors can experience a myriad of activities from a simulated rocket flight in Rome, to learning how to build a skateboard on a computer (Poznan) or helping solve a murder (Bucharest). See the EC Press Release.
Over 350 publications Europe-wide reported on the Researchers' Night 2013
31 October 2013
According to the preliminary media report, the Researchers' Night 2013 was covered in over 350 publications across Europe, representing a record in the history of the initiative. The event was featured in some of the top national media outlets, such as TF1, TVN 24, ABC, RNE, The Irish Times, RTE, Time Out London, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, La Stampa, ORF, Radio România Actualităţi, and many others. It also caught attention of leading press agencies such as ANSA (Italy), PAP (Poland) and APA (Austria). According to media coverage registered in the mainstream media, at least 85.5 million Europeans may have been aware of the science shows and performances organized on the night of 27 September.
Science is a scream: 300 cities in 33 countries celebrate Researchers' Night
25 September 2013
European Commission press release on the 2013 Researchers' Night.
Researchers' Night 2012 covered in over 220 publications worldwide
23 October 2012
The Researchers' Night 2012 attracted attention of both European and non-European media outlets and beat the record. According to media coverage registered so far, 125 million Europeans may have been made aware of the organized shows and performances during the night of 28 September. The events, hold simultaneously in various European cities, have been covered in over 220 news items in national and regional press, TV and radio. Examples include Czech Republic (Ceska Televize), France (France3), Hungary (MTV Hirado), Lithuania (Kauno Diena), Poland (RMF 24), Portugal (RTP), Slovakia (TA3), Spain (Abc), the UK (BBC) and the US (Netnews ledger).
First reports on Researchers' Night available on the Internet
1 October 2012
If you missed the Researchers’ Night or if you participated and want to share some images of the events, take a glance at the first reports from various European cities. Organisers of Science Uncovered at the natural History Museum in London, UK, Bereni2012 in Bucharest, Romania, and Energy at the University of Daugavpils, Latvia have posted some pictures with a short description of the activities. Meanwhile Radio24 followed the Researchers’ Night in Trieste, Italy, throughout the event, whereas The Times of Malta has made available a video report on the events in Valetta.
Researchers' Night: events in 350 cities for cosmic girls and boys
28 September 2012
European Commission press release on the 2012 Researchers' Night.
Eventia awards for the Natural History Museum
9 January 2012
The Natural History Museum (UK) won two prizes at the international Eventia awards for their "crime scene investigation" event organised as part of the 2011 Researchers 'Night:
EU Researchers' Night: Discover how scientists solve a murder mystery - and climb like Spiderman
22 September 2011
European Commission press release on the 2011 Researchers' Night.