- Austria, Innsbruck
The "Kinder-Sommer-Uni" invites children to the university during the summer holidays, where they can attend more than 70 interactive workshops. Every workshop is presented by scientists, who show their different research fields to the children. A “Young Researchers diploma” is handed out by the rector of the university after children are taking part in at least 4 workshops.
The "Kinder-Sommer-Uni" invites children to the university during the summer holidays; they can attend more than 70 workshops during the summer holidays; the interactive workshops are presented by the scientists and they show their different research fields to the children. when the children take part in at least 4 Workshops they get a "Young Researchers diploma from the rector, the head of the university.
Children get to know what universities are doing, what research is done, and what researchers are doing; they might get inspired to an academic career.
Good opportunity for children to get inspired by the enthusiasm of scientists, and vice versa; scientists also learn from children; children see the whole range of science of a university.
Scientists get points in science communication; important for their scientific career ("the third mission").
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Sometimes, e.g. the "Jungforschertage" in Obergurgl, Ötztal, deals with the Alpine Environment.