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This year's Czech Researchers' Night returns to the map of Europe

A prestigious European grant has been obtained and the Czech Republic returns to the European Researchers' Night map. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Researchers' Night has been postponed from September to November 27, 2020 in the whole Europe.

The national coordinators of the Researchers' Night from Ostrava, especially thanks to VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, managed to obtain the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant. Thanks to this grant the Czech Republic has been put on the European Researchers' Night map where it will be accompanied by Finland, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Iceland or Great Britain.

The two-year cooperation between the national coordinator of the Researchers' Night in the Czech Republic the University of Ostrava and VSB – TUO is bearing fruit. The Researchers' Night is one of the largest events of its kind in our country and it has a unique theme each year. This year's theme the Man and Robot will commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Karel Čapek and 100th anniversary of his book R.U.R. where the word “robot” first appeared.

You can watch the video invitation here:

The Researchers' Night is a public event which brings science closer to the general public and raise its awareness of the positive impact of research and innovation in society. During one night a year, hundreds of places in Europe like universities, research institutes, science centres and others are opened and organize free guided tours, workshops, experiments, science shows and music performances to show people that scientists are not boring but they know how to present their work in an engaging and entertaining way.

Updated: 27. 05. 2020

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