Aberdeen’s universities are set to host a series of events to celebrate researchers.
Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University will take part in this year’s EXPLORATHON, which is aimed at celebrating the annual European Researchers’ Night.
The night is the biggest public engagement event for research in the world, with 380 cities hosting events across Europe.
The weekend begins on Thursday at the Breakneck Comedy Club, continuing with three separate events in the Maritime Museum where Professor John Morrison will explore the European influences in Scottish painting to mark this year as the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
The event will end with a series of family friendly activities on Saturday, hosted by researchers.
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Dr Jen Scott, the project lead, said: “EXPLORATHON is a fantastic opportunity to showcase to the public the many different areas of research in which the University of Aberdeen excels – particularly at a time when the University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of world-leading research, and has been named Scottish University of the Year by the Sunday Times.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with so many partners across Europe to ensure events for all ages and interests run in cities across the continent.”