Young Kepler Uni.

In November 2021, the JKU will launch 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 6, 2021: Plastics, the Environment & Sustainability - A Contradiction?
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021: Computer Science, Robotics & Digitalization
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021: Business & Law

There will be a limited number of spots (a total of 240 in all, or 80 spots each Saturday) and those spots will be allocated by lottery. All of those taking part will be divided into small, age-appropriate groups (max. 20 per group). Two trained educators will supervise the group all day and make sure they get to their workshops.

There is no fee to take part. Any applicable admission fees, lunch, and break-time snacks will be provided by the JKU and the cooperation partners; you will not be subject to any additional costs.


Key Facts

Project Management & Contact

Bernadette Weinreich
JKU Dept. of University Communications


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz

Program Dates

November 6, 2021
November 13, 2021
November 20, 2021

Scheduled Time

8.30 AM - 4.00 PM

Age Groups

Ages 6-7
Ages 8-9
Ages 10-11
Ages 12-14

Costs / Fees

Lunch is included!

How does the registration process work?

  1. Register your child(ren) for ONE Saturday and subject area. Register here for ONE of the three dates in November 2021  beginning September 20.

    Please note:

    • Complete a separate registration form for each child.
    • Each child may register for ONE of the three scheduled dates.
    • When it comes to subsequent allocations, only siblings will be take into consideration.
  2. If your child(ren) has/have received a spot in the Young Kepler University program, you be notified by October 18, 2021.

  3. There are no program fees and lunch is included!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there program fees?

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

Who will be taking care of and supervising my child(ren)?

Trained educators and designated JKU workshop leaders will supervise and care for your child(ren) during program hours. You are, however, responsible for getting to campus for the workshops.

Can my child go home alone?

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

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


Can I sign up more than one child?

You can sign up more than one child, however, you must register each child separately!

Can I sign my child up for more than one date?

No, because the number of participants in the program are limited. Those signed up will take part in the event on one Saturday in November 2021.

Will meals, snacks, and refreshments be available?

Those in the program will get lunch at the JKU cafeteria as well as fruit and beverages.

Will my child stay overnight at the JKU as part of Young Kepler University program?

No, the program ends at 4:00 PM and childre are to return home. Parents/legal guardians can pick their child up after the program ends.

How many children in all can take part in the JKU Young Kepler University program?

A total of 240 children will have the opportunity to actively take part in the program during November 2021. This means that each Saturday in November, 80 children and teens will liven up the JKU campus! Program participants will be divided into groups according to age, with a maximum of 20 participants in each group.

Where is the Info Point?

Which workshops will my child attend?

Your child can expect to take part in a colorful mix of hands-on, age-appropriate workshops and presentations on various topics as well as fun & games!

Will my child have a better chance of getting into the program
if I sign him/her up more than once?

No, the registration list will be streamlined before we allocate spots in the program. This gives each child the same chance to get a place during the drawing.

Where can I park when I drop off/pick up my child?

If possible, use public transportation to come to campus. It is only a 5 minute walk from the tram stop "Universität" (end of Line 1 and 2) to the Info Point on campus. In addition, the bus stops for express bus lines 311 and 77 are located in close proximity to the JKU.

In the event that using public transportation is not an option, you may park free of charge for 30 minutes in the main JKU parking lot but just to drop off/pick up your child(ren). The lot is located directly next to Kepler Hall.

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 2021 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.