Lahti Science Day

Lahti Science Day programme 2023

Lahti Science Day abstracts 2023

Lahti Science Day is a free science event open to all. The event is aimed at the general public, university stakeholders and the science community in Lahti. It aims to highlight the results and importance of research and development in or about Päijät-Häme.

The next Lahti Science Day will take place on 21 November 2023 from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Niemi Campus (Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti). The event is an on- site event, one of the sessions will be streamed. The event is open to all and free of charge.

The event is organised by LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti University Campus, LUT University, University of Helsinki, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Vierumäki Campus and Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing.


Keynote speakers:

At 9 am Prof. Mikael Fogelholm: Food of the future, what we will eat in 2030

At 12.30 pm Prof. Markku Kauppi: Overview of the development of rheumatic diseases in Päijät-Häme and worldwide

Take a look at the preliminary program (changes possible) here: Lahti Science Day programme 2023


Check the abstracts here: Lahti Science Day abstracts 2023


Arrival and parking

Buses 1 and 13 run to the campus from the A stop at the Travel Centre. You can get off at the Isku stop.

Parking is free of charge for Lahti Science Day visitors and performers in areas P2 and P3, sandy fields on the other side of the railway track. There is no need to notify anyone separately about parking or to use an application. See map


The event will be held at the LAB University of Applied Sciences, Mukkulankatu 19, entrance from the Mukkula side, under the red doors.

The Science Day presentations are located on the 1st floor, next to the Event Arena, walk straight ahead when entering.

One session and the keynote speakers will be presented in Auditorium 2, on the 2nd floor. The auditorium is accessed by walking through the Event Arena, past the radio booth and then through the glass doors to the right and up the stairs.

The poster exhibition is on the 1st floor of the Event Arena.

Map of the campus

There are coat racks on entry, they are not guarded.

Restaurant services

The Isku Center restaurant is located in the centre of the building, offering lunch and café services, self paid

The student-run LAMKOOMA café is located on the 1st floor of the Event Arena.



Lahti University Campus                                                           Päijät-Hämeen hyvinvointiyhtymä
Kaisa Vuorivirta, p. 050 316 0528                                              Marjo Soini, p. 044 719 5263                

Vilja Heikkilä, event coordinator
p. +35850 5277155


Abstract: presentation, poster or entire session

We accept abstracts that highlight the results of research and development work in or about Päijät-Häme. The abstract should be general in nature, not written for the scientific community.

Recommended structure: introduction, objectives, methods/steps, results, and conclusions. The maximum length of the abstract is 2000 characters.

A recently started or still ongoing project that has not yet produced results can only be presented as a poster.

The time allowed for the scientific presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.

The format for poster presentations will be a traditional poster presentation. The poster can be in paper or electronic format. A time slot of about one hour is reserved for the presentation of posters, but they will be on display all day.

In addition to individual presentations, an entire session can also be offered for Science Day. The length of the session can be max. 2 hours, i.e. 5 presentations. All presentations should follow the same schedule as the other presentations in the program (15+5 minutes). For these proposed sessions, it is still mandatory to send an abstract for each individual presentation by 17th of September. These abstracts will be evaluated according to the same criteria as other individual abstracts.

Acceptance of abstracts:

The Science Day Programme Group will review and approve abstracts.


– The abstract must highlight the results of research and development work in or about Päijät-Häme
– Only one abstract per person
– A recently started or still ongoing project that has not yet produced results can only be presented as a poster.

Please send your abstract or session proposal (in Finnish or English) by 17 September 2023 using the online form. Information on the acceptance of abstract proposals will be sent by e-mail by 29th of September.

Please note that we cannot accept abstracts sent late.


For additional information please contact:


Lahti University Campus                                                             Päijät-Hämeen hyvinvointiyhtymä
Kaisa Vuorivirta, puh. 050 316 0528                                          Marjo Soini, puh. 044 719 5263                 



Niemen kampus
Niemenkatu 73 (B-osa), 15140 Lahti
Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti


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