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JKU Young Chemistry Scientists.

How do you make a frisbee out of recycled bottle caps? What can you print using a 3D printer? Dive into the colorful world of chemists and learn all about polymer materials, the latest inventions, and sustainable recycling.

As part of the JKU Young Chemistry 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 company in Upper Austria. 

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 Chemistry.
  • The number of participants is limited to 25.

Workshop Program

The program has been designed to provide insight into many facets of chemistry. Those in the program should complete all of the workshops. Those are the dates & times for 2022:


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
Umsetzung von CO2 zu chemischen Ausgangsstoffen March 8, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Wolfgang Schöfberger Management Center, HS 15
Plastik -Kunststoff-Polymer-Makromolekül: Alles das gleiche?  Eine kleine Einführung in die Welt der großen Moleküle March 15, 2024 - VERSCHOBEN 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof.in Sabine Hild Management Center, HS 15
Abwasser-Recycling in der Landwirtschaft - was finden wir in den angebauten Pflanzen? March 22, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Christian Klampfl Management Center, HS 15
Licht an: Chemie mit Licht April 12, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Uwe Monkowius Physics Building, HS 8
Kunststoffe für Bewegung (von Prothesen bis zum Exoskeleton) Bauteilgestaltung, CAD, 3D-Druck April 19, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Zoltan Major Management Center, HS 15
Metall(komplex)e als Baumeister  ̶  Spalten und Verbinden April 26, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Priv.-Doz. Christoph Topf, Prof. Marko Hapke Management Center, HS 15
Can plastics save the world? May 17, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Christian Paulik Management Center, HS 15
Solar energy & polymers - a winning team! June 7, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof. Gernot Wallner Management Center, HS 15
Plastik -Kunststoff-Polymer-Makromolekül: Alles das gleiche?  Eine kleine Einführung in die Welt der großen Moleküle June 14, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM Prof.in Sabine Hild Kopfgebäude Building, KG 606
Zur Bedeutung (asymmetrischer) Katalyse für effiziente Synthesen komplexer Moleküle June 28, 2024 04.00 - 06.00 PM   Prof. Mario Waser
Closing Ceremony October 4, 2024 5.00 PM   Science Park 3, HS 18

Summer Internship

Those who attend at the 9 scheduled workshops are eligible to apply for a paid summer internship at a renowned industrial company in Upper Austrian or at the Johannes Kepler University during the summer of 2024. It is, however, up to the individual companies and institutes 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 Chemistry Scientists program in 2023/24:

Please note!

When signing up, please indicate if you are interested in a summer internship. You will be notified regarding additional information about available internship positions.