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Long Night of Research 2024

Research for All: Participate. Wonder. Discover.

Long Night of Research 2024
Copyright: Peter Rauchecker

Under the motto “Mitmachen. Staunen. Entdecken.” (Participate. Wonder. Discover.), this year’s Long Night of Research took place throughout the country on 24 May 2024. The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and the Bertha von Suttner Private University also participated in the event and offered a diverse and entertaining programme both at the Campus St. Pölten and at the Bühne im Hof (also in St. Pölten).

More than 400 visitors made their way to the Campus, while approximately 100 people visited the Bühne im Hof. Federal Councillor Florian Krumböck and Town Councillor Michael Kögl attended the event as well.

Research Stations and Campus Tours

The topics addressed at the Campus focused on

  • Digitalisation
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Healthcare
  • IT Security
  • Social Work

During the interactive presentations and in direct exchange, the visitors had the opportunity to personally get to know researchers and explore the Campus’ modern studios and labs within the framework of guided tours.

At the many activity stations, the guests learnt new things from the science realm and could experiment with new technologies – for example, with regard to

  • how data is made audible,
  • how satellites protect our data,
  • what the future of housing will look like, or
  • how we can keep healthy on the job.

Simultaneously with the Long Night of Research, the Bühne im Hof hosted the festival “Lucid Dreams” where media technology experts from the St. Pölten UAS exhibited modern art and provided insights into the research and art of media technology.

The Bertha von Suttner Private University participated with programme items on the topics of digitalisation, society, and mental health. During a panel discussion on information technologies and media, the visitors had the opportunity to contribute their own experiences and to engage in an interactive format for sharing ideas on inclusive co-habitation.

Presentations by Researchers of the Academy of Sciences

Researchers from the “Young Academy” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences held lectures within the framework of a roadshow on these topics:

  • Free will from the perspective of philosophy and biology
  • Dancing in times of plague and cholera
  • The history of African women in their struggle for parliament

Children’s and Evening Programme

There was also a programme tailored specifically to children. For example, guests aged 7 to 12 were encouraged to solve tasks and win small prices by completing a passport for “young researchers” that was in great demand.

Later on, the long Night of Research was brought to a festive close with an evening programme at the Campus St. Pölten including a Science Pub Quiz organised by our European University Alliance E³UDRES².

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
Mag. Dr. Czedik-Eysenberg Angelika

Mag. Dr. Angelika Czedik-Eysenberg

Science Communication and Public Engagement
Research and Knowledge Transfer
Center for Research and Cooperation
Mag. Hammer Mark

Mag. Mark Hammer

Section Head Press
Marketing and Communications