SINCE 1997

One of Europe’s leading
popular science events

With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visits The International Science Festival in Gothenburg
is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

Public programme 2015: April 15-19

School programme 2015: April 13-24 (Information in Swedish)

Public programme in English

Most of our programme is in Swedish, but we do offer a few things to do if you speak English.

Free admission to all lectures. You do not need to register – just show up! First-come, first-served.

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Birth, Life and Death of Galaxies in the Universe

The Playful Brain

And many activities in our festival tent in Bältespännarparken


Thursday April 16, 2015

What’s with the weather?


Friday April 17, 2015

Can systems biology help cure diseases?

Digital dementia

Infection and Transmission. Visualizing Life, Death, Hope and Fears

And many activities in our festival tent in Bältespännarparken


What is life, where is life and how is life created? Big questions that we ask ourselves over and over again. When nature and technology recreates and innovates new life, the questions – and possibilities – grow.

We live in a time where the quest for eternal life and eternal youth occupy our thoughts. Through plastic surgery, diets and medications, we try to cheat death. But what are the consequences when we live longer? Who will take care of us when we get old? Can we beat death?.

And how can we cope with what is the unevitable? By facing zombies, vampires and murderers, or by participating in beautiful rituals, learn to accept and let go?

That and much more is what the International Science Festival Göteborg 2015 will be about

Where to find us

The Science Festival takes places in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more general information about the city, see

For a couple of weeks each year the world of science moves on to the streets and squares of Gothenburg. New venues are created where science and the general public can meet. The programme activities take place at more than 30 locations around the city centre.

The Science Festival’s aim is to take science and research to where people are. The programme contents are designed for the different audiences and environments where they take place. During the festival standard lecture-halls are complimented with cafés, shopping centres and outside environments.



The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of the founder members of EUSEA – the European Science Events Association. EUSCEA is a European network of popular science events and has more than 100 member organizations from 36 countries.


The International Science Festival
Göteborg & Co / Box 29 / SE-401 20 Göteborg
Phone: +46 (0)31-368 40 00 /  Fax: +46 (0)31-81 10 48