Nearly 50 science events are taking part in the Night of Science

The Night of Science is an annual block party for science and research. It is organized in the centre of Helsinki and online. The Night of Science 2022 is celebrated on the 20th of January and it contains more science events than ever before. The program of the Night is published on

The multiple events of the Night of Science offer science and research in many forms. The program includes events in Finnish, Swedish and English. All events are free of charge!

Language defines the world but it rarely treats everyone equally. Gender correct? is one of the many online events of the Night of Science 2022. The event organized by the Goethe-Institut Finnland and the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters concentrates on the questions of gender bias in machine translation. Duccio Cavalieris lecture at the Rikhardinkatu Library examines the role of alcohol and yeasts in the human evolution. We have consumed fermented beverages for at least 10 000 years. What roles have they played in our evolution, Cavalieri asks. The event is hosted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Helsinki.

Henkilö on kumartunut esittelypöydän ylle, jossa on erilaisia kiviä.

Photo: Aino-Sofia Orjasniemi

What happens when improv comedy meets academia? Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies explores the ethics and politics of care in their on-site event in Fabianinkatu. Collegium fellows Louise Settle and Ryan Mullins give short talks about their research followed by improvised sketches inspired by these talks. At the Meilahti Think Company postdoc researchers from the University of Helsinki are presenting their research projects regarding lipid droplets, Northern Lights and algal blooms. Institut francais de Finlandes online event concentrates on the numerous challenges faced by the Arctic region.

The program of the Night of Science has been created in collaboration with almost 80 different actors and organizations. The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies is responsible for the coordination and communication of the event. The Night of Science is funded by the Kone Foundation.

More information:

Mandi Vermilä
executive producer
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
(09) 228 69 221

* The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden and the Natural History Museum have an entry fee. On the Night of Science you have access to both public attractions with the price of one entrance ticket.