Researchers' Night

Depression, police back pains and product development were some of the exciting topics about 800 visitors learned about during Researchers' Night, September 25, 2015.

The last Friday of September has been designated Researchers’ Night by the European Commission. Across Sweden and all over Europe hundreds of activities are organised to show members of the public how exciting research can be and how relevant science actually is to our daily lives. 

In Jönköping, high school students were invited to Campus Arena to meet local researchers from Jönköping University and Region Jönköping County. Later in the afternoon and in the evening, short talks on various interesting research topics were held in the cafeteria of School of Health and Welfare, and at Spira Cultural Center.

The researchers involved are excited to meet the public and find the interaction important. Questions and new ideas arise in dialogue, triggering new thoughts.

One of the participating scientists, Erik Nordström, is a doctoral student in social work in Region Jönköping County. 

"Researchers' Night is a good and fun way to reach out and to tell people about my research it in a more accessible way, especially to young people", says Erik.

Erik Nordström is a doctoral student in social work at Region Jönköping County. He spoke to the students about his research on children who need assistance from several different agencies, and how to coordinate it in the best way. Photo: Johan W Avby

Anne Fältström, physiotherapist and doctoral student, spoke about cruciate ligament injuries. Photo: Maria Nordström

Nerrolyn Ramstrand, associate professor of orthopedic technology, is interviewed by P4 Jönköping on her research on police officers' back pains. Photo: Maria Nordström

Manne Andersson, surgeon at Ryhov Hospital, talked at Spira on how his research has resulted in fewer appendectomies. Photo: Johan W Avby