European Researchers’ Night 2021

Friday 24 September 2021

The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. The action is part of the Horizon Europe – the European Union’s flagship Research and Innovation programme.
The European Researchers’ Night aims to

  • bring research and researchers closer to the public
  • promote excellent research projects across Europe and beyond increase the interest of young people in science and research careers
  • showcase the impact of researchers’ work on people’s daily lives.

This year, the event will take place in 29 countries, including Slovenia, on Friday 24 September 2021.

The events will also take place in Maribor, Koper, Izola and Nova Gorica, as part of the project »Science for All/ZnAnosT za vsE — ZATE«. The project consortium partners are: the University of Maribor, the University of Primorska and the University of Nova Gorica. More info here.

The key message of the European Researchers’ Night (ENR 2021) project ZnAnosT za vsE (akronim: ZATE) is that anyone can become a researcher. The project strives to bring the profession of a researcher closer to the general public, increase the awareness of the importance of reseach, innovation and the role of researches, to make the citizens’ understand the impact of researchers’ work on our daily lives and inspire the young to pursue a research career through inviting them to attend various interesting informal events.

This year, due to Covid-19-related restrictions, the majority of events of the European Researchers’ Night will be carried out online, on the Zoom platform) on Friday, 24th September 2021 between 9:00 and 13:00. In this way the events will be available to a larger audience, including primary- and secondary-school students. The events will also be recorded and screened in additional time slots, namely from 14:00 to 17:00. 

LOCATIONS OF EVENTS: The majority of events will be carried out online, on the Zoom platform, while certain events will take place in the centre of Nova Gorica, on Bevkov Square and at the Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica.
At what time? from 9:00 to 17:00
Contact person assistant prof. Mitja Martelanc
The events will be held in the Slovenian language unless stated otherwise in the event’s title.

REGISTERING FOR ONLINE EVENTS: Please click the button » REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE EVENTS«. A week prior to the European Researchers’ Night you will receive an email with the Zoom links of all the events. Click the names of individual schools below to get the full programme with the descriptions of the events. 
REGISTERING FOR IN-SITU EVENTS: To register for the events taking place at the Ekscenter in Nova Gorica – please click on the “School of Arts” below to access the registration form for each event.

We look forward to meeting you.

List of the events organised by the University of Nova Gorica

Events of the School of Arts

  • Di(y)storzor – advanced / Workshop at the intersection of science and arts konS x European Researchers’ Night (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, in case of Covid-19 restrictions the event will be cancelled, from 10:00 to 12:00)
  • Di(y)storzor – basic / Workshop at the intersection of science and arts konS x European Researchers’ Night (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, in case of Covid-19 restrictions the event will be cancelled, from 15:00 to 17:00)
  • Fear Free, TV Free Europe / Film programme Ars Electronica Garden x European Researchers’ Night (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, in case of Covid-19 restrictions the event will be carried out online, on the Zoom platform, at 14:00)
  • Pre-Present Sensitivities / Film programme Ars Electronica Garden x European Researchers’ Night (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, in case of Covid-19 restrictions the event will be carried out online, on the Zoom platform, at 16:00)
  • Presentation of the outcomes of the workshop Exsperimental form (Online event, Zoom platform, at 15:00)
  • Scientific presentation/workshop on the creation of 3D images in 19th century (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, at 10:40 and at 14:30, in case of Covid-19 restrictions it will be online event, Assist. Prof. Dr. Eszter Polony)

Events of the School for Viticulture and Enology

  • Chemical analysis of wine aromas (Online event, Zoom platform, from 9:00 to 9:45, Dr. Mitja Martelanc, the event will be screened again at 14:00)
  • Aromatic typicality of wines: an incisive approach (Online event, Zoom platform, the lecture will be carried out in English, from 9:50 to 10:35, Dr. Guillaume Antalick, the event will be screened again at 14:30)
  • Local vine varieties – their role and characteristics (Online event, Zoom platform, Dr. Jan Reščič, from 10:45 to 11:30, the event will be screened again at 15:00)
  • Knowledge and science behind wine production (Online event, Zoom platform, Dr. Branka Mozetič Vodopivec, Dr. Melita Sternad Lemut, from 11:30 to 12:15, the event will be screened again at 15.30)
  • Microbes may also be useful in food technology. Get to know them! (workshop at the Bevkov Square in Nova Gorica at 9:00; and online on the Zoom platform from 12:20 to 13:05 and from 16:00 to 16:45, Dr. Lorena Butinar, Urban Česnik)

Events of the School of Science

Virtual Scientific Snack@ by the School of Science

  • Does the Bora stop for lunch? (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 9:00 and at 13:00, Marija Bervida)
  • Graphene sandwich (Online event in Slovenian, Zoom platform, at 9:50 and at 13:30, Erika Tomsič)
  • gASTRONOMIC experience: An energic breakfast at the Cherenkov Telescope Array (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 10:40 and at 14:00, Saptashwa Bhattacharyya) 
  • How much plastics do you eat? (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 11:30 and at 14:30, Vaibhav Budhiraja, Project Limnoplast)

Events of the School of Environmental Sciences

  • New generation pollutants: how plants respond to them (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 09:00 and 14:00, Sara Pignattelli)
  • Small particles are all around us (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 09:50 and 14:30, Katja Dzepina)
  • Research activities at the School of Environmental Sciences (Bevkov Square in Nova Gorica at 13:30 and Online event, Zoom platform, at 10:40 and at 15:00, Prof. Dr. Saim Mustafa Emin, Petra Makorič)
  • Panning through the mine (Online event in English, Zoom platform, at 11:30 and 15:30, prof. dr. Ario de Marco)

Events of the School of Humanities

  • The eyes jumping from word to word while reading (Online event, at 9:00 and at 14:00, Prof. Dr. Franc Marušič, Assist. Prof. Dr. Rok Žaucer, Dr. Petra Mišmaš)
  • Science Show/Workshop on Crafting the 3D image in the 19th Century (Ekscenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica, at 10:40 and at 14:30, in case of Covid-19 restrictions it will be online event, Assist. Prof. Dr. Eszter Polonyi and student researcher Ana Prebil)
  • Presentation of the research techniques used in psycholinguistics, example of the JERA (JEzikovno RAzumevanje) language test (Online event, Zoom platform, at 11:30 and at 15:30, Dr. Nika Pušenjak Dornik)

Events of the School of Engineering and Management

  • Problem solving and decision making (Online event, Zoom platform, at 9:00 and at 14:00, Dr. Hashem Bordbar and Assict. Prof. Dr. Alexander Shapoval)
  • Technological applications to control the COVID-19 pandemic (Online event, Zoom platform, at 9:50 and at 14:30, Dr. Rajan Gupta)

Events of the Graduate School

  • Doctoral studies – an opportunity for your career start (Online live event, Zoom platform, Dr. Iztok Arčon, 11:30-12:15, the same event will be screened also at 15:00)