March for Science is a citizens’ initiative from the United States, launched by private citizens and researchers who want to stand up for the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society. Particular emphasis is placed on the conception that science knows no borders and that its strength and characteristics are diversity and openness. Lund University supports the March for Science.
At a time when fact resistance, alternative facts and false news regularly appear in the public debate, we want to defend source criticism, critical thinking and a scholarly approach. Our society is based on results from research. As for many other Swedish organisations and businesses, science is a cornerstone of our activities. Society and researchers need each other to cope with the challenges facing humanity. The March for Science will take place in more than 500 cities around the world.
Lund University hopes that as many as possible of the staff, students, and friends also want to support the manifestation on 22 April for an open, inclusive and accessible science!