German Science Night 2018
On the evening of 24 May 2018, the DAAD Cairo Office opened its doors to a public audience for the second German Science Night organised by COSIMENA in cooperation with the Cairo department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).
The concept and the theme of this special event stems from the German initiative of “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” (long night of the sciences), where universities and other research institutions in a city present their work in a creative and playful manner in order to arouse interest and curiosity about science particularly among young participants. With this goal in mind, three venues in Cairo’s central district Zamalek united to form a campus of science. Visitors, at any point of time, were able to move freely between the DAAD, the DAI and the Zamalek Cinema and take part in their individual programmes. At the DAAD and the DAI, around 30 Egyptian and German scientists and expert teams provided insights in their ongoing research projects through short talks, exhibitions and interactive workshops, whereas three scientific documentaries were shown in the Zamalek Cinema.