How do scientists tackle a surprising problem they face? You can witness this in the Science Battle competition, where researchers from the Universities of Coimbra, Iasi, Jena and Salamanca compete against each other. Four teams try to solve questions submitted by the public. The competition can be followed online. Come and cheer your favorite to victory on September 30.
Science Battle is a game-like event which shows the public in a concrete way how researchers tackle a new research question and demonstrates the process of conducting research. The game was created in 2016 at the University of Turku, Finland, and now it has expanded as a battle between European Campuses of City Universities (EC2U) alliance.
The first semi-final took place on the European Researchers’ Night 2021 between Universities of Pavia (Italy), Poitiers (France), and Turku (Finland). Pavia took to victory and is now waiting for opponent for the big EC2U Science Battle 2023. The opponent will be the winner of 2022.
Join us to cheer the best team to victory in Researchers’ Night 30th September at 3-6 pm. The competitors are Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania), University of Coimbra (Portugal), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) and University of Salamanca (Spain).
Each of the universities has put together a team of researchers from different disciplines and at different stages of their research careers. One of the criteria for the members of the teams was also that they are not afraid to throw themselves into something new. Questions are not coming from their own field and may not be the most serious ones, but the most interesting ones, surely.
The public plays a major role in the implementation of the Science Battle. EC2UScienceBattle received dozens of questions about EC2U cities. The most favourable ones have been selected to the competition. During the competition, the audience gets to vote for their favourites, and perhaps even help the team win.