Festival znanosti (Science fair) is being organized continually since 2003 under the auspices of the Ministry of Sciences, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and in cooperation with the British Council. Each year there is one particular theme. Among others, the themes were: genetics, space, food and health, water, earth, light, waves, the Sun etc.
Popular lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other events held by the scientists and students of the University of Osijek represent a significant contribution towards the popularization of science and towards motivation of young people to start their own researches and acquire new knowledge.
This year the main theme refers to Science and Arts. It will be organized from April 18 – 23, 2016. Apart from that, Festival znanosti covers deals with many popular themes of interest to the general public. This year marks many anniversaries, some of which are the 160th birth year of Nikola Tesla, 100 years since Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death.