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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 will be opened beginning October 2, 2023.


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 12, 2023 09.00 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
Closing Ceremony October 2024 5.00 PM   tbd



2022/2023 Academic Year

Event Date Time Instructor Location
Deadline October 3 -  November  7, 2022 11.59 PM    
Application/CV Review (optional) November 18, 2022 3.30 - 5.00 PM Mag. Maria Silwanis Science Park 1, MT128
Kick-Off Event November 25, 2022 5.00 PM   Management Center, HS 16
Chemie und Textilien – Materialien und Farben im Wandel der Zeiten March 3, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Univ.-Prof.in Sabine Hild Kopfgebäude Building, KG606
Umsetzung von CO2 zu chemischen Ausgangsstoffen March 10, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Assoz.Univprof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöfberger TN Tower, HS 13
Abwasser-Recycling in der Landwirtschaft - was finden wir in den angebauten Pflanzen? March 17, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM A.Univ-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Klampfl TN Tower, HS 13
Licht an: Chemie mit Licht April 14, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Assoz.Univprof. Dr. Uwe Monkowius TN Tower, HS 13
Kunststoffe in der Medizintechnik - Entwicklung und Herstellung von Medizintechnikprodukten April 21, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Georg Steinbichler Science Park 2, S2 044
Zur Bedeutung (asymmetrischer) Katalyse für effiziente Synthesen komplexer Moleküle April 28, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Univ-Prof. DI Dr. Mario Waser TN Tower, HS 13
Die chemische Industrie im Klimawandel – Obsolet oder global Player May 12, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Univ-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark Hlawitschka TN Tower, HS 13
Die Rolle der UN-SDGs für eine nachhaltige Kunststoff-Kreislaufwirtschaft May 26, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM A.Univ-Prof. DI Dr. Gernot Wallner TN Tower, HS 13
Chemical Polymer Recycling June 2, 2023 4.00 - 6.00 PM Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marko Hapke TN Tower, HS 13
Closing Ceremony October 2023 TBA   TBA

Summer Internship

Those who attend at the 8 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 2022/23:


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.

[Translate to Englisch:] Logoleiste Polymer 2022