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European City of Science 2016 - what part will you play?

18 Jan 2016

University needs you as it takes major role in the celebrations

View of Manchester from Sackville Street

Manchester is the European City of Science 2016 – and the University is playing a big part in the celebrations.

The designation of European City of Science to Manchester is a first for the UK.

It gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate innovation in the region, to foster partnerships that span the globe and to inspire the next Turing, Dalton, Rutherford or Geim.

And the University needs you as we play a major part in the celebrations.

There are a myriad of ways you can contribute to the proceedings: through sharing your stories, images and ideas, or promoting your research, or as part of events you are hosting.

The University has a team of facilitators based at the Faculties, Library, cultural assets and Directorate of Student Experience. They can connect you with the Euroscience Open Forum organisers and will also monitor and record ideas and activities suggested for European City of Science and its associated events.

They include:

The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting, bringing together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policymakers, journalists and educators from over 90 countries to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.

The conference will be held at Manchester Central from 23 to 27 July and will cover three core areas: science, business and careers. We’ll be there to share our latest innovations with the international scientific community.

The Science in the City festival, running alongside the ESOF from 23 to 29 July, is a celebration of science that will bring the city alive with activities that inspire people to explore how science connects to their lives.

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