After a four-year break due to corona, Hof University of Applied Sciences is once again inviting the general public to the “Night of the Sciences” at the Hof campus on June 23. A diverse program of research, teaching, music and culinary delights will be on offer. Visitors can not only get to know the facilities, but also try out many future trends for themselves.
With more than 100 program points, the institutes and laboratories of Hof University of Applied Sciences will provide insights into their work on Friday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Thematically, of course, the research areas of the university and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, hydrogen research or virtual reality are in focus. With experiments, science shows, lectures, guided tours and many other events, the university institutions offer a varied program for the whole family. In any case, it is worth taking a look at the schedule before your visit and making a note of the events that are of particular interest to you:
Exciting topics for young and old
“How do you become an inventor yourself?”, “How does modern speech recognition work?”, “Can plastic soon be thrown in the compost?”, “How does my house become energy self-sufficient?” or “How have toilets developed throughout history?” – these and a host of other exciting questions will be answered during the evening. Some events will also be aimed specifically at children and young people. A fashion show at which textile design students from the Münchberg campus of Hof University of Applied Sciences will present their work is also likely to attract particular attention.
Entertaining knowledge transfer
Our anticipation is great! We can hardly wait for the Night of Science, the most popular of our events, which attracted thousands of interested people to the campus in its first editions and created a wonderful atmosphere until late into the night. If the weather cooperates, we very much hope to be able to build on this. In any case, our goal is to offer a festival for everyone!”Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann, University President
He continued, “I am, of course, immensely pleased with the breadth of what has been put on offer. In a world where personal opinions often seem to count more than facts, science has a special role to play. We want to fulfill that role, including by communicating our research in an entertaining way.”
The “Night of Science” will be accompanied musically by several contributions: The group “Stevie & the Monstabass” is by no means an ordinary cover band that has crafty a cappella numbers in its repertoire as well as exciting new interpretations from Michael Jackson to Hubert von Goisern. The duo “Fräu Lein Elli” entertains visitors with their calm interpretations of well-known rock classics. The new Indian student initiative of the Hof University of Applied Sciences will also perform traditional Indian dances to well-known “Bollywood” melodies.
Visitors will have plenty of choices at the university’s “FoodCourt,” from tarte flambée and oven-fresh pizza to burgers, bratwursts, steaks and ice cream sundaes. Hofer beer, wine specialties and cocktails specially mixed by the student council round out the offerings.