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For many years, Jungheinrich has been working in conjunction with the Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich Foundation to contribute to the support of young people in science and research. Since 2013, we have been supporting the Children’s University in Hamburg.
The Children’s University is a joint project between the University of Hamburg and the Claussen-Simon Foundation, children's magazine 'GEOlino', ETV KiJu (subsidiary of Eimsbütteler Turnverbandes e.V.), Hamburg-based company Euler Hermes Germany and Jungheinrich AG, all of whom are committed to encouraging children of primary and lower secondary school age to become more interested in science.
Since 2002, scientists at the University of Hamburg have answered a varied range of questions every year: Why do dolphins have a sixth sense? How long does a star live? How does the sand end up on the beach?
Questions about the Children's University
What is the Children's University in Hamburg?
The Children's University is an annual series of events for children between the ages of eight and twelve, which takes place at the University of Hamburg. Lecturers answer scientific questions from their fields of research in free lectures specifically designed for children in this age group. There is no need to register your child in advance. Simply come with them to the venue.
Where exactly does the Children's University take place?
All lectures are held in the Audimax auditorium at the University of Hamburg.
When does the Children's University take place? How many lectures are there each year?
Every year, the Children's University comprises six lectures, which are held on six consecutive weeks in the autumn. The series concludes with a specially designed closing event, which can be found in the current programme for the Children's University. Children who have attended four or more of the lectures may participate in the closing event free of charge. Otherwise, the tickets for this event cost €6.50 per participant. Tickets can be purchased in the foyer of the Audimax and at the Unikontor store.