Researchers go on the road

The third objective (tredje uppgiften) of a university was entered in the Higher Education Act 1977. In addition to the traditional objectives, education and research, Swedish universities are responsible for spreading information of their activities. A researcher’s knowledge is valuable to society and its development and often contributes to the analysis of social phenomena. The idea of a researchers’ tour came in autumn 2014. Public libraries are the most visited public institutions in a great many municipalities. Lund University has a vast amount of interesting research material rarely shared with the general public. At the same time, libraries have already created platforms for all types of lectures and workshops. The goal has been to hook up to their organisations with existing research that can be of interest to a target audience already present in the library or whom the library wishes to attract.