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 2016: April 13-17

School programme 2016: April 11-22 (See 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.


We live side by side with each other, billions of people and species in the world, seemingly different, but most of all alike. Your looks, the conditions you live under and your physical abilities might be different to others, but your beliefs, feelings and what you identify with might be the same.

Equally we are all unique. We have different genes, experiences, different ways of learning, coping, being and even though certain things seem identical the outcome might be very different. How do we make sense of this unique but similar world? How can we work with educational systems and health issues? Where does the ‘human’ end and the cyborg start?  We are all same, but different.

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