National Science Week 2012: society
National Science Week 2012 will be focused around “Society” as its overall theme. The research festival will seek to shed light on the human condition – on people’s lives as individuals, as members of groups and in relation to the world at large.
The research festival will this year take place from 19th to 30th September.
Different types of society
The Nordic countries are all welfare states. “Welfare” here involves housing and urban development, labour, education, medical services and safety nets for health, care and social services. What must be done to maintain and develop the welfare society? And what can be done to promote a welfare society in other countries where residents are not afforded such protection?
Other relevant topics include important isolated phenomena such as why certain groups become extremists and turn to acts of terrorism. Research on conflict, conflict resolution and interactions between different groups of people will all be an integral part of the National Science Week programme.