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The «Forskningsdagene» Research Festival

The research festival Forskningsdagene is a national, annual ten-day festival under the auspices of the Research Council of Norway. The University of Stavanger and a number of other research and educational institutions throughout the country showcase their research during the festival period.

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Researcher's Grand Prix is ​​the largest event during the festival. Ida Sjursø from the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment won the local final at Folken in September 2020.

An important goal for the festival is to create enthusiasm for and understanding of research. Through a number of different events, people of all ages and all levels of knowledge can gain an insight into the world of research. The events take place both on and off the researcher's usual arenas for research dissemination.

The festival has been held every year since 1995 and is one of Europe's major national research festivals. Each year, the Research Council of Norway picksan overarching theme for the festival that most events are about in one way or another. This year's theme is Peace and Conflict.

In 2021, the festival starts on Wednesday September 22 and ends on Sunday October 2.

The project group for the festival in the Stavanger region consists of representatives from BI Stavanger, Jærmuseet, Museum Stavanger (MUST), NORCE, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger University Hospital, Tekna, the University of Stavanger and VID University College. UiS has the coordinator responsibility in the region as well as a special responsibility for external communication.

Project manager for Forskingsdagene in the Stavanger region is Unni Berland, communications advisor at the University of Stavanger

Read more at the national Forskingsdagene website (in Norwegian).