The last Friday of September has been designated European Researchers’ Night by the European Commission. Across Sweden and all over Europe hundreds of activities are organised to show members of the public how exciting research can be and how relevant science actually is to our daily lives.

ForskarFredag (Researchers’s Friday) is the name of the Swedish version of the event and is organised by universities, science centres, municipalities and regional development councils and is coordinated by the Swedish non-profit organisation Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science).

The events are aimed at showing that researchers are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs and that research is all about communication and international cooperation.