In Piteå, the School of Music will present itself to a broad public with a special focus on children and young people. Sture Kuusisalo, Head of the Department of Music, Media and Theater sees the event as part of the work to create a more inclusive picture of what research is and can be.
Science both fun and exciting
– ResearcherFriday creates meeting places and dialogue between researchers and the general public, shows what science is, how research is done to and how fun and exciting research can be. Everything we do, see and experience in our everyday lives is more or less the result of research.
During the day, visitors will gain an insight into a researcher's world as well as the opportunity to listen to a lecture on Fake news and its impact on journalism and credibility. Later in the day you can also take part in a streamed lecture with Sweden's first space traveler, Christer Fuglesang and rock climber Renata Chlumska.
In the long term, the hope is that the day will attract interest in higher studies and research.
Sow a seed
– We want to increase the understanding and interest of people and specifically young people in Piteå for our activities by describing what a day for a researcher can look like and how our research can affect society, business and people in different ways. We hope to be able to sow a seed for them to study with us and also show the possibility of actually immersing themselves in any area that they might be passionate about. Research makes a difference, says Sture Kuusisalo.
Arrangements under the same umbrella are also arranged at Teknikens hus in Luleå and on the university campus in Skellefteå during the same day.