Lahti Science Day 12.11. at 9-16, Mukkulankatu 19

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

Lahti Science Day will take place on 12th November 2024 at 9-16 at the Niemi Campus (Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti). One of the sessions will be streamed.

Lahti Science Day is produced jointly by LAB University of Applied Sciences, LUT University, the University of Helsinki and the Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing. The event is coordinated by the Lahti University Campus Coordination Unit.

Call for abstracts


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

The Lahti Science Day will provide an opportunity to learn about research and development in the region and to present your own research/development and its results to a new audience. The event also provides an opportunity to network in the region.

Lahti Science Day is the biggest multidisciplinary science event for the general public in the Päijät-Häme region. Due to the popularity of the event and its objectives, special attention will be paid this year to the number of presentations. This is an on-site event, Mukkulankatu 19.

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

Abstract: presentation, poster or full session

The Lahti Science Day accepts proposals for scientific presentations and sessions as well as for posters. The abstract should be general in nature, not written for the scientific community. The significance of the research results or the results of the development work in or about Päijät-Häme needs to be highlighted in the abstract.

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.

We are looking for proposals for:

  1. Scientific presentation

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

  1. Poster

We accept posters both in paper and electronic format. The posters will be assembled in a poster exhibition where they will be displayed all day.

As a new format, we will build a session around posters on the same theme. Each poster will be presented in a pitch-style presentation of about 5 minutes and a discussion session will be built around the presentations.

All posters will take part in the Best Poster competition in which the audience votes for their favorite. The winner will have the opportunity to present their poster at the Science Day evening party.


3.Full session

The Lahti Science Day accepts also proposals for whole scientific sessions. The maximum length of the session is 2 hours and the session provider is responsible for the organisation of the session. The presentations in the session must follow the same timetable as other for the Science Day presentations (15 min + 5 min discussion/ 1 presentation). Please note that in addition to the session proposal, a separate abstract for each session presentation must be submitted using the electronic form by 8 September.


The approval of proposals:

The approval of abstracts offered for the Lahti Science Day programme is the responsibility of the Science Day steering group. Steering group reserves the right to select abstracts according to the selection criteria below.

Selection criteria:

– The abstract must be the result of research and development work carried out in the Päijät-Häme region or directed at the region and/or the abstract must clearly show the results of research and development work carried out in the Päijät-Häme region.
– Only one abstract per person. The person proposing an entire session can still submit an abstract for their own presentation within that session.
– Ongoing projects that have not yielded results can only be proposed as posters.

The steering group will select the abstracts that fit the programme best as a whole if there are a particularly large number of applications.

Please send your abstract or session proposal (in Finnish or English) by 8th September 2024 using the online form

Please note that we cannot accept abstracts sent late. Information on the acceptance of abstract proposals will be sent by e-mail by 25th of September.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution to the Lahti Science Day 2024!

For additional information please contact:


Lahti University Campus                                                            
Kaisa Vuorivirta, puh. 050 316 0528                                                          




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


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