Science Fair: Research Day at the University of Erfurt
Every two years at the Science Fair, researchers, young scientists and students at the University of Erfurt have the opportunity to present their research initiatives, plans and projects in various formats, to talk to each other and to network.
Since 3 July 2019, the University of Erfurt has become the 97th member of the German Research Foundation (DFG). This admission was preceded by a written application for membership by the University and a successful inspection of the University of Erfurt by the Adhoc Commission of the DFG Senate.
Due to its consistently positive response, this inspection was intended to provide a framework for the 2019 Science Fair and allowed the university public an insight into the admission process for the DFG. Thus, on 4 July 2019, many of the scientists and academics once again presented their research work to the public in brief presentations in Lecture Room 1 of the Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ).
The 3rd Science Fair was opened by Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringia's Minister of Economics, Science and Digital Society, the President of the University of Erfurt, Prof. Dr. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg, and Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann, Vice President for Research and Graduate Service.
Throughout the entire event, all visitors were able to gain an overview of the university's internally funded research groups, research centres, the Max Weber Centre, and graduate centres as well as an insight into other third-party funded projects at the University of Erfurt on 53 posters, which were put on display in the foyer of the KIZ. Once again this year, the musical accompaniment of the Science Fair was provided by the band Philipp-Hermann-Quintett.
The "Science Fair - Research Day" on 8 June 2017 offered all scientists and scholars of the University of Erfurt the opportunity to present their research initiatives, plans and projects and to network and exchange views. To allow not only researchers, but also university lecturers and students to take part at the Science Fair, the day was declared dies academicus.
A brochure with the compilation of the project descriptions, posters and impressions is available for download here as project documentation. All those interested can also look at the programme in form of a PDF document.
The President of the University opened the event with a speech in the foyer of the Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ), accompanied musically by members of the Philipp Hermann Quintett. Following this, a poster exhibition with more than 70 individual and collaborative projects was presented on two floors of the building.
In two parallel sessions, more than 30 researchers gave insights into their projects in a total of 24 presentations. The presentation of current research projects offered members of various disciplines an opportunity to discuss ideas and to share experiences.
At the end of the sessions in the late afternoon, the staff of the Hermann Ebbinghaus Laboratory offered interested parties a tour of their premises and presented their current research projects in a lively manner, as their guests were invited to try out the experiments by themselves.
The "Science Fair - Research Day" ended in sunny weather in and in front of the café "Hörsaal 7" on the veranda of the administration building. Here, the Philipp Hermann Quintett once again provided the musical backdrop for the exchange about the impressions of the day.