Science Night – around 7000 campus visitors

Ulm University

Following the opening ceremony of the 50th anniversary celebration, crowds flocked to the University to participate in the Science Night and take advantage of the more than 100 events and activities on the evening programme.

One attraction centred on the topic of cardiac medicine: visitors had the opportunity to move through a larger-than-life model organ, and even through a virtual heart. Mobility was another topic that was represented. Here visitors were able to take electric vehicles, Segways and simulators for a test drive. A further attraction was the first four-seater fuel cell airplane, which makes environmentally friendly flying a possibility. The quadcoptor laboratory opened its doors as well. Various lectures were also part of the programme, covering such diverse topics as flesh-eating plants, "Trump and Brexit" and "The Chemistry of Beer".

Further crowd magnets included the Science Slam, the emergency simulation presented by medical students and the physics shows. A diverse programme of interactive and children's activities was also offered, partially put on by the Art Centre (MUZ). The Students' Union provided refreshments.

According to rough estimates from facility management at Ulm University, approximately 7000 visitors were on the campus between 4:00pm and midnight. Around 600 people were involved in preparing and carrying out the Science Night.

Cardiac medicine within reach: visitors inspected a heart model in the Uni Forum (Photo: Heiko Grandel)
In an emergency simulation, medical students demonstrated treatment of seriously injured accident victims (Photo: Heiko Grandel)