Go to JKU Homepage
What's that?

Institutes, schools, other departments, and programs create their own web content and menus.

To help you better navigate the site, see here where you are at the moment.

Young Kepler Uni.

In November 2021, the JKU launched a brand-new university program for children and teens called: "Young Kepler University".

What is the Young Kepler Uni?

The Young Kepler University program is a special program for children and teens between the ages of 6 and 14. This program features an exciting, age-appropriate program of workshops and lectures on various topics, aimed at encouraging kids & teens to explore and discover!

The following subject areas are scheduled on the following dates (subject to change):

  • Saturday, November 4, 2023: Topic TBA
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023: Topic TBA
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023: Topic TBA

This year, participants can register directly for individual workshops; the spots will be allocated directly. Each group will be accompanied by a JKU student and supervised for the duration of the workshop.

There is no fee to tak epart. Any applicable admission fees will be provided by the JKU and the cooperations partners.

Registration for2023 is expected to open in September.


Key Facts

Project Management & Contact

Katharina Heidel, BSc
JKU University Communications



Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz

Event Days

November 4, 2023
November 11, 2023
November 18, 2023

Age Groups

Ages 8 - 9
Ages 10 - 12
Ages 13 - 14
Ages 15 - 16

Costs / Fees

There are no costs or fees!

How does the registration process work?

  1. Sign your child up for one or more workshops your child is interested in. Registration for 2023 is expected to open in September.




  2. There are no program fees but there will be an opportunity to purchase vouchers for lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no fee to take part in the Young Kepler University program. The costs for materials  will be covered by the JKU and its partners (see below).

JKU students and designated JKU workshop leaders will supervise all program participants during program hours. You are, however, responsible for getting to campus for the workshops.

Yes, children and teens may go home alone provided the parent or guardian has given consent. Please sign a  consent form, opens a file.

Please bring the document with you on the first day and give it to the group leader.


Yes! You can sign up your child for more than one workshop on all three dates the Young Kepler Uni takes place.

There will be the opportunity to purchase vouchers for lunch.

If possible, please take public transportation to get the JKU. The Info Point at the Kepler Hall is only a 5 minute walk from the tram stop "Universität" (tram lines 1 or 2). In addition, the bus stops for the express bus lines 311 and 77 are located close to Kepler Hall.

If using public transportation to get to the JKU is not an option, you can park in our main parking lot for 30 minutes free of charge in order to drop off / pick-up your child(ren). This parking lot is located directly next to Kepler Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking in the underground parking garage or in the parking lot directly next to the Science Park buildings is NOT free!

Update regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

The organizational process for the Young Kepler University program remains unchanged. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are re-assessing the situation on a daily basis as to whether or not the Young Kepler University program can continue to take place. If the program must be cancelled due to changes in safety mandates and protocols regarding Covid-19, information will be available here immediately.


Cooperation Partners

The "Young Kepler University" program is an initiative by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research with the generous support of the state of Upper Austria and the OEAD. The summer program will take place in November 2023 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.


Cooperation Partners
[Translate to Englisch:] LOGO Bmbwf

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

[Translate to Englisch:] Logo OEAD

Agency for Education and Internationalization

[Translate to Englisch:] Logo Land Oberösterreich

Upper Austrian Government