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The Gothenburg International Science Festival 2023

One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

A festival for those who think they already know it all! Every year the International Science Festival brings knowledge, inspiration and fresh perspectives to students, professionals, and the public. With roughly 60 000 visits annually, it’s one of Europe’s leading popular science events, and it mixes science and culture in a myriad of interesting ways.

You can experience the festival in several different places around Gothenburg and online at the festival’s webpage, where you can find the full programs from February.

This year’s theme: Limits

As humans, we have always created and challenged boundaries. We have photographed black holes and overturned accepted truths, and research is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Artificial intelligence is approaching human levels of consciousness, and driverless cars will soon be a reality. We are knocking at the door of Mars. Boundaries are being erased on a daily basis. But no matter what we humans come up with, it always starts with a thought. Thoughts that are translated into ideas, great and small, and that lead to research and discoveries. But where is the boundary for thought? Is there even a boundary at all?

Public programme – open to everyone, 18–23 April

The science festival aims to keep everything open and accessible, and free of charge, including venues that normally charge an entrance fee. No tickets or pre bookings are needed, if not otherwise stated. All you need to do is to bring your curiosity and head to the many activities and events included in the open programme, from 18-13 April. The full programme will be released in late February.

For schools and teachers: 17–28 April

The science festival school programme gives teachers and students in pre- and elementary school an opportunity to participate in several fun, tricky, and creative activities. The programme for schools and teachers will be released in February.

To take part in activities for schools and teachers you must book in advance. Read more about the programme.