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Presentation on theme: "LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL (Poland) (Dolnośląski Festiwal Nauki)"— Presentation transcript:


2 Lower Silesian Science Festival has been initiated in 1998 and is a non- profit scientific event organized annually for 10 days, end of September in Wrocław and in four province towns (Jelenia Góra, Legnica, Wałbrzych, Ząbkowice Śl.) in October.

3 prof. Kazimiera A. Wilk Institute of Organic and Polymer Technology Wrocław University of Technology Wyb. Wyspiańskiego 27, Wrocław, Poland tel. +48 (071) mobile fax +48 (071) LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL (Poland) (Dolnośląski Festiwal Nauki) GENERAL EXECUTIVE

4 The executive body is the Executive Committee consisting of 16 persons - the General Executive, the Honorary Chairman of the Executive Committee, the chairman`s deputy for the province towns, one member from each of the participating institutions.

5 about 1000 researchers from: University of Wrocław Wroclaw University of Technology University of Economics Agricultural University Medical University Academy of Music Academy of Fine Arts Academy of Physical Education School of Dramatic Art Pontifical Faculty of Theology High Military School Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław and other research and cultural institutions

6 Lower Silesian Science Festival Since five years thousands of visitors, particularly young people visit the lecture halls and laboratories of Wrocław research institutions during the Lower Silesian Science Festival.

7 There is an increasing interest for research, but scientific problems are difficult to understand, therefore this dialogue between Science and Society is crucial for the appreciation of the importance of research among the general public.

8 Promotion of understanding of science, technology and humanities by showing the effects and benefits of scientific investigations, their achievements and perspectives. To show that science is an integral part of development of human culture and civilization. To make the people realize that the position of our country in the European Union depends on the level of education and perception of science, technology and innovation.

9 primary school pupils, high school students, teachers, general public

10 lectures, interdisciplinary panel discussions, workshops of scientists, humanists and artists, clubs, festival cafe, open clinics, laboratories, shows, exhibitions, performances, concerts, excursions, etc. covering all fields of science and liberal arts, medicine, agriculture, economics, arts, sport etc.

11 The total budget The total budget for 2002 was PLN (about Eur) Number of participating institutions : Number of participating institutions : 21 Number of events : Number of events : 480 (totally since 1998 the total number exceeds 1980) Number of visitors : Number of visitors : (including in the province towns):

12 TV, radio, press: spots, reports, articles, interviews, special editions

13 Kolegium Rektorów Wyższych Uczelni Wrocławia i Opola pod przewodnictwem Rektora Politechniki Wrocławskiej - prof. dr. hab. inż. Tadeusza Lutego Metropolita Wrocławski - ks. Kardynał Henryk Gulbinowicz Minister Edukacji Narodowej i Sportu - dr Krystyna Łybacka Minister Nauki i Przewodniczący Komitetu Badań Naukowych - prof. dr hab. Michał Kleiber Wojewoda Dolnośląski - Stanisław Łopatowski Marszałek Województwa Dolnośląskiego - Henryk Gołębiewski Prezydent Wrocławia - Rafał Dutkiewicz

14 Academic teachers, artists, choirs and other performers work voluntarily. MINISTRY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The Municipality of Wrocław The Marshall`s Office of Lower Silesian Voivodeship The Lower Silesian Governor`s Office

15 We have our own buggle call composed for the festival as a result of a competition at the Academy of Music. It is always performed by a trumpet trio during the opening ceremony. Most unique events

16 Professional artists, choirs and other performers participate voluntarily in the festival.

17 Most unique events We promote ecumenic tradition - Wrocław has a unique quarter, with four cooperating churches: catholic, protestant, orthodox and a jewish synagogue. We organize panel discussions with prominent representatives of these religions and guided visits to the churches.

18 Most unique events We have prepared and introduced a program to promote young and talented high schools students in the province towns.

19 Most unique events Interdisciplinary panel discussions with top specialists and the public concerning actual research and social topics as well as the Festival Cafe meetings with prominent persons.

20 Most interesting presentations There was not enough place at the debate in pop culture. Magic chemistry show in front of the Wrocław University of Technology.

21 Most interesting presentations Performance of musicotherapy. Everybody can examine his pets.

22 In the world of robots Most interesting presentations

23 Among stars... Institute of Astronomy In the Frankensteins Laboratory

24 Soldiers present the military equipment Most interesting presentations

25 LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL LOWER SILESIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL (Poland) (Dolnośląski Festiwal Nauki) Festival Office (Biuro Dolnośląskiego Festiwalu Nauki) The Office Supervisor: mgr Elżbieta Płoszczańska-Radoch Uniwersytecka 19/ Wrocław, Poland tel. +48 (071) fax +48 (071)


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