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Get ready for one of Europe’s leading popular science events

With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visits The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

Photo: Dick Gillberg/Göteborg & Co.

This year the theme is: What are we? The International Science Festival thoroughly investigates the meaning of the collective. Why do we follow current trends? And why do we distance ourselves? Activism and movements arise in times of uncertainty, but what mechanism makes us organize ourselves?

The International Science Festival explore how large networks collaborate – from how metabolism and cells in our bodies operate to what structures influence our behaviour in social media. We will be more intertwined with The Internet of Things than ever before. Are we prepared for that – and what actually are we?

“The International Science Festival is a unique forum in Sweden where the public, science world and decision makers can meet for dialogue and problem solving. This kind of platform plays an important role for democracy, especially in a world where knowledge and facts are regularly questioned” says Carl Johan Sundberg, professor in physiology at the university Karolinska Institutet and chairman of the board at the Swedish Research Council.

The Science Festival is divided into three branches, the public programme, the school programme and the specialist programme. There is something for everyone during the festival. Public programme 2018: April 17-22.