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Danish scientists go back to school

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The annual Danish Science Festival takes place next month, with 600 science orientated events and more than 75,000 people taking part.

Supported by the Danish Ministry of Science and Education, the festival promotes the fundamental element of scientific endeavour, curiosity, to the next generation of budding scientists and engineers, say its organisers Science Nordic.

The festival will aim to create meeting places for scientists and the public, and addresses how research and innovation can help to solve challenges of society.

Events throughout the festival aim to encourage the public to enter the world of research and foster new relationships between research and society.

This year, as part of the festival, organisers are collaborating with research news media Videnskab.dk to run the “book a scientist” scheme. Groups of 20 or more can “book a scientist” to come to a school, library, or local interest group in Denmark to tell them all about the latest, ground-breaking research from Danish universities.

The scheme aims to promote the reputation of Danish science throughout the country, by arranging for scientists, whether they speak Danish or English, to communicate their research to the general public.

A list of some of the English-speaking scientists still available for bookings who are taking part in this year’s scheme can be found here.

The scheme is a unique opportunity to hear directly from top scientists, say its organisers.

The book a scientist scheme gives everyone in Denmark a unique opportunity to book a free presentation from a scientist bringing the public face to face with the newest ground-breaking science throughout the week-long Danish Science Festival.

The scheme is open to everyone, including school children of all ages and interested organisations. For example, library groups, private companies, special interest societies, or simply a group of people who want to hear more about a particular branch of science.

The only requirement is that an audience of at least 20 people and a suitable venue to host the visit can be guaranteed.

The festival runs from April 24th for one week and scientists can be booked until April 3rd.

You can read more about the festival in English on ScienceNordic or in Danish at Videnskab.dk.

This article was adapted and reproduced with the permission of ScienceNordic.

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