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Minister ECS opens InScience

Minister of Education, Culture, and Science (ECS), Van Engelshoven, opens the fourth edition of InScience, International Science Film Festival Nijmegen. The five-day science film festival is the largest science festival in the Netherlands and its objective is in line with the government’s science policy of strengthening the connection between science and society. InScience (7 to 11 November) shows the best scientific films that have been released worldwide this year. The theme of InScience 2018 is Artificial Intelligence.
Minister ECS opens InScience

Active science communication is high on the agenda of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. The government wants to stimulate the debate about the consequences of scientific developments. As a science film festival, InScience contributes to the organization of that debate in an innovative way.

Johan van de Woestijne, festival director, is proud that Minister Van Engelshoven wants to open the festival. "It is a confirmation of the course that InScience has set out to grow into a festival of national significance, as an event where science, society and business meet."

InScience – International Science Film Festival Nijmegen

InScience is a unique festival in the Netherlands and exhibits the best science films that have been released at leading international festivals in the past year. The festival closely follows scientific developments. The interaction with the public is actively organized. All films are accompanied by an in-depth discussion about the scientific, social and/or ethical implications of scientific developments.

In addition, InScience also actively organizes the meeting between scientists and the public through program components such as Do-It-Yourself Labs and Coffee and Science, where visitors enter into discussions with scientists one-on-one.

InScience has an extensive education program. The collaboration with Het Klokhuis (NTR) has led to the establishment of the Klokhuiswetenschappenprijs, which is awarded annually during InScience. The children’s jury will choose the research that is most relevant to them. The chosen research will be made into a film.

Ambassadors and partners

Ambassadors of InScience include José van Dijck (president KNAW), Robbert Dijkgraaf (director of the Institute for Advanced Study Princeton), Daniël Dennett (Boston Massachusetts), Ben Feringa (Nobel laureate chemistry 2016), Hoyte van Hoytema (cinematographer VS), Rob van Hattum (chief editor VPRO). 

The festival is supported by research institutions (Radboud University, Radboudumc, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Max Planck Institute, ArtEZ School of the Arts, Hochschule Rhein Waal), the business community (Synthon, NovioTechCampus), governments (municipality of Nijmegen, Province of Gelderland) and national partners (KNAW/AvK, EYE Film Museum, NEMO Science Museum, Institute for Sound & Vision). The NTR is a media partner.

About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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