March for Science is a citizens’ initiative from the United States, launched by private citizens and researchers who want to stand up for the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society. Particular emphasis is placed on the conception that science knows no borders and that its strength and characteristics are diversity and openness.
Lund University supports the March for Science. At a time when fact resistance, alternative facts and false news regularly appear in the public debate, we want to defend source criticism, critical thinking and a scholarly approach.
Our society is based on results from research. As for many other Swedish organisations and businesses, science is a cornerstone of our activities. Society and researchers need each other to cope with the challenges facing humanity.
The March for Science will take place in more than 500 cities around the world. We hope that as many as possible of our staff, students, and friends also want to support the manifestation on 22 April for an open, inclusive and accessible science!
Read more about why the March for Science takes place in Sweden on marchforscience.se
Placard painting event on 19 April in Lund
You are welcome to participate in making and painting placards for the march in Copenhagen. The event is organised by a group of Lund researchers.
March on 22 April in Copenhagen
The March for Science closest to Lund is in Copenhagen.
Time: 19 April 2017 at 16:30 – 22 April 2017 at 18:00