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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


Sign Up

Registration for the 2023/24 academic year is already closed. Registration for 2024/25 will be opened October 2024.


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.


2023/2024 Academic Year

Topic Date Time Instructor Location
Deadline October 2 - November 17, 2023 11.00 AM   Online
CV/Application Review November 17, 2023 3.30 - 5.00 PM Maria Silwanis Science Park 5, Rm 101
Kick-Off and Partner Fair November 24, 2023 5.00 - 7.00 PM   Management Center, HS 16
Game Design, opens an external URL in a new window March 8, 2024 9.30 AM - 01.00 PM Prof. Günter Wallner LIT Open Innovation Center, Seminar Room
Game Programming in Unity, opens an external URL in a new window March 8, 2024 2.00 - 5.30 PM Dr. Markus Weninger LIT Open Innovation Center, Seminar Room
Industry 4.0 - How to program and control machines, opens an external URL in a new window March 22, 2024 01.30 - 5.00 PM Prof. Alois Zoitl LIT Open Innovation Center, Seminar Room
Alles logisch?, opens an external URL in a new window April 12, 2024 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM Prof.in Martina Seidl LIT Open Innovation Center, Seminar Room
Mobile App Development – App-Entwicklung für Smartphones und Tablets, opens an external URL in a new window April 19, 2024 1.30 - 5.00 PM Prof.in Karin Anna Hummel LIT Open Innovation Center, Seminar Room
Closing Ceremony October 4, 2024 5.00 PM   Science Park 3, HS 18

Summer Internship

Those who attend 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 2024. 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 in 2023/24:

Please note!

When signing up, please indicate whether or not you are interested in a summer internship. You will be notified regarding additional information about available internship positions.