Explore digital worlds, learn how computer games are created, or why cyber security is so important. Exciting workshops await, ranging from computer graphics to bioinformatics.

As part of the JKU Young Computer Scientists program, you will meet internationally renowned researchers and experts. During the workshop sessions, you not only learn from them, you also find out more about prospective careers and degree programs. 

As a JKU Young Scientist, we also offer a unique opportunity to complete a summer internship at the JKU or at a well-known IT company in Upper Austria. 



Max. 15

Number of Workshops


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Registration for this year's program is already over. Registration for next year (2022/23) will start in October 2022.


Terms of Participation

  • Those eligible to take part in the program must attend a school in Upper Austria (6th class AHS, 2nd class BHS, 10th grade on) and be interested in the field of computer science.
  • A basic understanding of programming (i.e. at school or through independent study) is a plus but not required.
  • When signing up, you will be required to complete an additional questionnaire.
  • The number of participants is limited to 15.


The program consists of 5 workshops that provide insight into many facets of computer science. Each workshop will take place on a Friday and should be completed. The workshops will begin with a base-knowledge lecture on the subject area and then continue with a hands-on activity.


2021/2022 Academic Year

Topic Date Time Instructor Location
CV/Application Review November 5, 2021 3.30-5.00 PM Mag.a Maria Silwanis

Science Park 1, MT128

Kick-Off and Partner Fair

November 12, 2021 5.00-7.00 PM  

Science Park 3, HS18

Game Design March 4, 2022 9.30 AM-1.00 PM Prof. Günter Wallner LIT - Open Innovation Center, Upper Level
3D Game Programming in Unity March 4, 2022 1.30-5.00 PM Dr. Markus Weninger LIT - Open Innovation Center, Upper Level
How to simulate a traffic system on a computer? March 18, 2022 1.30-5.00 PM Prof. Herbert Prähofer LIT - Open Innovation Center, Upper Level
Evereything Logical? April 1, 2022 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM Prof.in Martina Seidl LIT - Open Innovation Center, Upper Level
Echo Sounder: What Bats Can Teach Us April 29, 2022 1.30-5.00 PM DI Stefan Baumgartner LIT - Open Innovation Center, Upper Level
Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Certificates TBA TBA    




Summer Internship

Those who attend at minimum of 3 out of the 5 scheduled workshops are eligible to apply for a paid summer internship at a renowned IT company in Upper Austrian during the summer of 2022. It is, however, up to the individual companies to decide which intern will be accepted. Participation in the program does not automatically guarantee an internship position.

We would like to thank our cooperation partners for supporting the JKU Young Computer Scientists program:


Please note!

When signing up, please indicate whether or not you are interested in a summer internship. Only then will you have an opportunity to get one!

Cooperation partners 2021/22 part 1
Cooperation partners 2021/22 part 2