University of Bayreuth, Press Release No. 091 - 13 June 2022
Audimax rather than class room: Bayreuth’s KinderUni ready for take-off
After a two-year break, the University of Bayreuth's KinderUni (University for Children) is taking place again this summer. On four consecutive afternoons, children - and parents - can learn a lot of new things from the professors and experience a great deal. This year's topics include electric fish, superpowers, mysterious mathematics, and professional athletes. KinderUni is aimed at pupils in years 2 to 6 from any type of school. Kick off is on 22 June 2022
KinderUni has a long tradition in Bayreuth. It has been taking place since 2007, always with action-packed lectures and a wide range of topics. "We aim to pique children's natural curiosity and arouse enthusiasm for scientific issues at an early age," says Prof. Dr. Martin Huber, Vice President Teaching & Learning at the University of Bayreuth. "We very often experience that outside the classroom, especially in the large Audimax, we are particularly successful at imparting knowledge to even primary school pupils at quite a high level and in a fun way."
The lectures that professors prepare especially for KinderUni are not unlike a classical lecture, but enriched with effective experiments and hands-on participation. Ursula Küffner from the Press, Marketing & Communications unit, who has been organising KInderUni so successfully since 2011, confirms that this has gone down very well. "The fascinated faces, the many questions at the end of the lecture, and also the response from parents and teachers all confirm our pedagogical concept." Ursula Küffner has received quite a few messages from children and parents during the two-year break necessitated by coronavirus, impatient for KinderUni to resume - from parents because they too can enjoy lectures while their children are in the Audimax, one added feature of the Bayreuth KinderUni.
Pupils from 2nd to 6th grade of all school types are welcome, admission is free, registration is not required.
Mittwoch, 22 June 5.15. - 6.00 p.m.
Kid's lecture by Prof. Dr. Stefan Schuster: "Caution - electric fish", Audimax
Parents' lecture by JProf. Dr. Georg Herink: "Real light sabres – watch out", NWI lecture hall H13
Mittwoch, 29 June 5.15. - 6.00 p.m.
Kid's lecture by Prof. Dr. Eva M. Herzig: "Superpowers and energy", Audimax
Parents' lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Guthe: "Computer games - How do they actually work?", NWI lecture hall H13
Mittwoch, 6 July 5.15. - 6.00 p.m.
Kid's lecture by Prof. Dr. Volker Ulm: "Mysterious mathematics - hidden in works of art", Audimax
Parents' lecture by Prof. Dr. Ruth Janal: "Disinformation, hate speech and addiction - on the regulation of social networks", NWI lecture hall H13
Mittwoch, 13 July 5.15. - 6.00 p.m.
Kid's lecture by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hohmann: "Being a professional in my favourite sport - how do I manage?", Audimax
Parents' lecture by Prof. Dr. David Stadelmann: "Politics as a market", NWI lecture hall H13