The children’s university celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow, Thursday. On Thursday afternoon, a campus of curiosity and a big party in the weir ditch around the Museum of Working World and the University of Applied Sciences will take place on the anniversary.
A university just for children, that was a cool idea 20 years ago – today it is a reality that we live and love year after year. In between there are thousands of workshops and courses, thousands of inquisitive young students and a success story that is rewritten every year. A small part of this story was also written by the OÖ Nachrichten, which has accompanied the children’s university since the beginning – one or the other special edition of young students has also been created over the course of time.
A program was curated for 2023 that includes more than 500 courses with almost 7000 participants for 3000 children and young people, professionally accompanied by more than 450 lecturers.
insight for anyone interested
At the Children’s University of Upper Austria, children and young people between the ages of five and 15 get an insight into the world of science, research and practice in exciting workshops, excursions and courses. The Children’s University of Upper Austria took place and takes place this year at the locations Linz, Steyr, Wels, Hagenberg, Almtal, Ennstal as well as on tour in rural regions (Kronstorf, Losenstein, Helfenberg, St. Stefan-Afiesl).
To celebrate the milestone birthday, on Thursday, August 31, from 2 p.m., the area between FH Steyr, Museum Arbeitswelt and Kulturhaus röda in the Steyr Wehrgraben will be transformed into a large campus of curiosity. With indoor and outdoor stations for children, young people and adults, the children’s university gives an exclusive insight into everyday student life. More than 30 stations for experimenting, moving, trying out and researching are set up. All clever foxes and those who want to become one can take part in this event. There is no registration, entry is free.
Adults will also be able to take a look into the world of the children’s university on this afternoon. In the new Digi-Space on the FH campus Steyr, “Clever Lectures” will take place every half hour from 2 p.m. Also present are the well-known physicist Ille Gebeshuber, Sonja Strasser, an expert in artificial intelligence, and the former national soccer player Franz “Franky” Schiemer.
Together with Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler (Greens) and other guests, there will be a tour of the Campus of Curiosity from 2 to 4 p.m.
Other program points: Party with food, drink and Pop-Up-Aid-Club (from 3 p.m., forecourt of the Museum Arbeitswelt, Glück Auf), anniversary party & graduation at 5 p.m. (Great Hall, Museum Arbeitswelt), children’s disco from 6 p.m. (Great Hall, MAW) www.kinderuni-ooe.at