The International Science Festival

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The International Science Festival Gothenburg is the largest festival of knowledge in Sweden and one of the leading popular science events in Europe. It is a meeting place where scientists are given the opportunity to present their research in an easily digestible form to schoolchildren and the general public. Each year the festival attracts on average 60,000 visits, with a programme with lectures, workshops, debates and activities spread across 30 or so locations in Gothenburg. Chalmers University of Technology is one of seven main organisations behind the Science Festival.

The aim is to encourage visitors to choose further education and to generate a positive attitude towards science and research. The festival is a cross-disciplinary event held every year in Gothenburg and a member of the European Science Events Association (EUSEA) – a network of popular science events that aim to increase awareness of research and education. The event is environmentally certified.  

The festival 2023 will be held 17–28 April and is the twenty-seven in succession. The festival 2023 will include both digital activities and activities on site in Gothenburg.  
Public program: 18-23 April 
School program: 17–28 April  
 The application period to the Science Festival 2023 has started. We accept program proposals until 1 December. ​

Theme 2023: Limits

Only our imagination sets the boundaries

As humans, we have always created and challenged boundaries. We have photographed black holes and overturned accepted truths, and research is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Artificial intelligence is approaching human levels of consciousness, and driverless cars will soon be a reality. We are knocking at the door of Mars. Boundaries are being erased on a daily basis. But no matter what we humans come up with, it always starts with a thought. Thoughts that are translated into ideas, great and small, and that lead to research and discoveries. But where is the boundary for thought? Is there even a boundary at all? 

Contact us:
For ideas concerning the Public program 
Johanna Fasth
Phone 031-772 82 79

For ideas concerning the School program

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