"Chercheurs a l'ecole": promoting exchange between researchers and society

Published on 29/03/2018

From 19 to 23 March 2018, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) participated in the 8th edition of Chercheurs à l’école organised by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

Chercheurs à l'école 2018 clearly fulfilled its objective of introducing young people to the profession of researcher that many know little about. With 124 Luxembourg researchers, 75 delivered sessions within 28 different secondary schools across Luxembourg, it was the largest participation yet: congratulations to all researchers and schools taking part in this inspiring FNR initiative.

 “We walked around 40 very interested students through our academic background, as well as our interdisciplinary activities in the field of research and development, conveying and discussing advice, motivation and experiences. It is an enriching and motivating event for the students, as well as for the scientists and it is always a lot of fun every year.” highlighted Dr Christian Penny, Research and Technology Associate in Microbiology at LIST, to the event organiser (Source: www.fnr.lu).

Alongside their counterparts from both public and private sectors, more than 20 LIST PhD candidates, postdoctoral and experienced researchers, specialised in the environmental, IT and materials research domains, shared their personal stories and passion for science and presented their work to the young audience. What an enriching experience!

Contributing to a better future into the scientific world

Chercheurs à l’école was a perfect opportunity for LIST and its researchers to join the community and share their passion and experience with the younger generation. In this context, the institute supports the FNR in the national initiative aiming at promoting exchange between researchers and society.

The next event organised by the FNR are the Researchers Days to be held on Friday, 30th November and Saturday, 1st December 2018 at the Rockhal venue. LIST will be part of this 2018 edition which is going to be fun and challenging at the heart of the Belval Innovation Campus. Various hands-on science workshops are currently being identified within LIST research teams.

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