| 15.09.2021

New science carnival in Vaasa brings research to town

On 19–20 November, researchers in different disciplines will be discussing some of the latest scientific findings and fascinating research projects in the centre of Vaasa. All the universities and universities of applied sciences in Vaasa will contribute to this science celebration of rare proportions, organised jointly with the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.

The Vaasa science carnival is a brand-new popular science event for everyone. The audience will be offered a total of 45 hours of discussions and presentations in four different locations: the Rewell shopping centre, the Drama Hall and Venny event space in the City Library, and the Vaasa Gros Academic Bookstore. More than 150 researchers will give easily accessible presentations of their findings under seven themes – democracy and society, entrepreneurship and leadership, health and wellbeing, culture and cultural heritage, school and family, as well as technology.

This is the first time that institutes of higher education in the Vaasa region cooperate to this extent in organizing a scientific event. The goal is to give more visibility to the high-quality research on solving global problems that is conducted locally. The Hanken School of Economics will be participating in four events:

•    A panel discussion on the transition from economic growth to an ecological economy, moderated by Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes
•    A podcast on sustainable consumption and the issues involved, featuring Annika Ravald and Peter Björk
•    The After class podcast focused on financing and leadership, featuring Jesper Haga and Dennis Sundvik
•    A panel discussion/podcast on the development of the hydrogen economy in Finland, moderated by Kaisa Penttilä

A detailed programme, including the times and locations, is available at vetenskapskarnevalen.fi. The programme is available in Swedish, Finnish and English.
The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland is a scholarly society that wishes to emphasize research – preferably in different languages. “A truly multilingual city, Vaasa is the perfect venue for this kind of an event,” says Christer Kuvaja, from the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.