UNIC to Participate in Researchers’ Night 2019

The European Researchers’ Night is held at the same time in around 300 cities across Europe on the last Friday of September

The Researchers’ Night event is organised by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) in collaboration with academic and research institutions as well as other organisations in Cyprus. The event is an initiative of the European Commission and is dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public.

Those joining at Filoxenia Conference Centre on the 27th of September 2019, from 17:00 to midnight, for the Researchers’ Night 2019, will have the opportunity to enjoy a creative night-time event dedicated to science and research, through experiments, games, competitions and music. Audiences of different ages will have the opportunity to meet up with Cypriot researchers and see their work, in a festive, friendly atmosphere.

Researchers will present their work and inform the public about the role and importance of research in the modern world as well as the practical applications of their research results in everyday life. At the same time, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on experiments and become researchers for one night!

Faculty members and staff of the University of Nicosia are participating in this year’s Researchers’ Night event with the following activities:

  • ‘Tricking your senses’ | kiosk Γ20
    with Avgis Hadjipapas, Chad Schou, Nicoletta Nicolaou, Argyris Evangelou, Giorgos Sycallides, Panayiota Andreou, Chloe Antoniou, Stella Loizou, Dimitris Kanakis (University of Nicosia Medical School)
  • ‘We are what we eat – or are we?’ | kiosk Γ31
    with Myrtani Pieri and Kyriakos Felekkis (Department of Life and Health Sciences)
  • ‘Reducing carbon dioxide levels and seas without plastics’ | kiosk Γ9
    with Constantinos Hadjistassou (Department of Engineering)

Full programme and descriptions of activities available (in Greek)

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. G.A. 818355.