Oslo Science Expo (Forskningstorget in Oslo) is part of the National Science Week in Norway (Forskningsdagene), a nationwide event held every year to make science and research available to the public.
Research and knowledge institutions throughout Norway have an opportunity to participate and provide the general public with new insight into what they do.
Oslo Science Expo and the National Science Week is designed to:
- Fuel the public’s curiosity, interest and understanding of research activities and Results
- Convey the important role that science and research play in everyday life
- Highlight the connections between research, innovation and industrial activity
- Enhance media interest in research activities and results
- Promote recruitment of young people to an academic career
People of all ages can learn about and experience science through a multitude of different events, many of which are held at venues that today bear little resemblance to the traditional lecture hall with its podium and blackboard.
Events range from science expos, demonstrations, lectures, «stand-up scientist» performances, exhibits and discussions, to tours, information stands, and cultural and hands-on activities. The National Science Week in Norway has emerged as Scandinavia’s foremost arena for publicly-targeted information about science and research activities, with events taking place at locations throughout the entire country.