After the European Researchers’ Night, held in Rijeka at the beginning of October, scientists from several university units visited the city of Cres, on Saturday, October 22nd, in order to bring science closer to the islanders.

On the initiative of associate professor Ph.D. Vedrana Mikulić Crnković from the Faculty of Mathematics in cooperation with scientists from the Faculty of Physics and the Department of Biotechnology, visitors had the opportunity to participate in part of the program presented at the Night of Researchers in Rijeka.

Visitors explored how we all use mathematics in our daily lives, what makes our planet Earth unique and suitable for life, as well as how much we can learn from a small wine fly. In addition to interactive workshops, visitors tested their knowledge on two quizzes in biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and the most successful can expect prizes!

These activities were organized as part of the Reconnect science with the blue society (Blue-connect) project financed by the European Union as part of the HORIZON MSCA Researchers’ Night call. The goal of the Night of Researchers was to bring science closer to young people in a simple and playful way and to enable everyone to become scientists and researchers for one evening.

UNIRI The Moise Palace: Cres Island

An education center of the University of Rijeka. A five-hundred-year-old patrician townhouse and the largest Renaissance palace on the Croatian islands. A venue and forum for various scientific and research activities, it welcomes visiting academics, students and scholars.