15.05.2014 - 18.05.2014 | Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Science Festival EUREKA!FEST

The first Novosibirsk Science Festival EUREKA!FEST was attended by over two thousand people, including more than 150 volunteers. The main organisers were the NSU, the foundation 'Akademgorodok', the Dmitry Zimin Foundation 'Dynasty', the Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation Policy of the Novosibirsk region, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST
Festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST

Foreign partners were: the European Science Events Association (EUSEA) and the International Union of Cristallography (IUCr). Totally, more than 30 partner organisations, including the School of Management Skolkovo, ASI, GlobalLab, NGPU, Gymnasium 'Gornostay' ('Ermine'), have participated in the festival.

festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST
Festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST

14 public lectures, meeting in the science cafe 'Travelling for Science', panel discussions on current physics and the popularisation of science, a 'Science Slam', a large-scale science picnic Archimedes Town with laboratories in tents, a mobile planetarium, and outdoor lectures have been carried out from 15 till 18 of May at the sites of Akademgorodok in Novosibirsk Grand Planetarium.

festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST
Festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST

130 active teachers and tutors took part in the training-conference 'Beyond a Class' and the interactive seminar 'Education Innovator of the XXI century'. These events have become a driver for the design and development of the regional program for the modernization of education which began immediately after the end of the festival.

festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST
Festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST

Together with EUSEA we have organised an international seminar 'What is needed to popularise science'. Results of the festival were announced at a round table with the participation of the Minister of Education, Science and Innovation Policy of Novosibirsk region.

The festival was attended by eminent scholars and popularisers of science from Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Italy, Sweden and Canada. EUREKA! FEST – is an event of the EU-Russia Year of Science and the International Year of Crystallography. To register participants at the events of the festival the Digital-Agency WOW has created a modern and beautiful website. Social networks (FB, VK, twitter) were actively used as well.

festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST
Festival impression | © EUREKA!FEST

EUREKA!FEST in figures:

  • 20 invited speakers and experts;
  • 22 scientific events in the festival;
  • 30 educational videos;
  • 65 of information materials and reports in media, on television and radio;
  • 500 photos in photo-archive;
  • 1500 thousands Rubles (33,300 euro) to the budget of the festival attracted from Foundation 'Dynasty', NSU and the Government of the Novosibirsk region, services and discounts received consisted another 250 thousand Rubles (5,550 euro).

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