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KinderUni Bayreuth: Explore and discover

What is a city doing on a volcano? What am I allowed to do on the internet? How do the police catch criminals? And am I allowed to buy, say, 1,000 sweets with my pocket money? As a child, you have many questions. Fortunately, there are adults who know the answers - for example, our professors at the University of Bayreuth. They will answer your questions at KinderUni, which takes place annually in cooperation with the City of Bayreuth. All pupils from 2nd to 6th grade from Bayreuth and the surrounding area are most welcome! Admission is free, registration is not required.

The next KinderUni

KinderUni 2020 has been postponed until summer 2022. To bridge the time, we recorded a KinderUni two lectures in the summer.

You can watch it here:

Professor Dr Heike Feldhaar, Animal Ecology, pictured with children's reporter Lisa, on the topic of "Insect decline - is it bad?"

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Junior Professor Georg Herink, Experimental Physics - Ultrafast Dynamics, on the topic "Laser swords - now it's getting dangerous".

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The KinderUni with Professor Birgit Weber is also still available online.

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The following lectures have been selected for the KinderUni 2022:

Superpowers and Energy (Experimental Physics) 

Why does an egg fall to the ground when we let it go? How hot is lightning and why does it thunder? Why is there so much energy in tiny atoms? Why is it good when cars break in an accident? And why do we need renewable energy? Experiments and explanations on the subject of force and energy. Physics to watch, listen to, and participate in.

Watch out - electric fish! (Animal Physiology)

In many zoos, you can marvel at highly electric fish like the electric eel, which can paralyse or even kill prey with its powerful discharges. Actually, there are many other electric fish that can perform spectacular feats. We will meet some of these fish, perform experiments with them, and try to understand what the fish produce current, for and how they do it. You will also see that many exciting questions remain unanswered, and there is much for young researchers to discover!

Professional in my favourite sport - how can I make it? (Sport Science)

Who has a foot like Toni Kroos? Who can play table tennis like Timo Boll? How do children find the most suitable sport for them? Young sporting talents are selected and encouraged at an early age. In order to find sporting talents, the search for young athletes whose talents are worthy of promotion begins as early as primary school. The children are playfully introduced to various competitive sports in order to find out the most suitable sport on the basis of motor tests.

Mysterious Mathematics - Hidden in Works of Art (Mathematics & Didactics)

You can create beautiful works of art with mathematics. Conversely, you can discover mathematics in pictures by artists. We set out on mathematical journeys of discovery through works of art. You will see what the "House of Father Christmas" has to do with the routes of rubbish trucks. You'll see how rabbit reproduction is related to sunflowers, and you'll explore a range of mysteries from the world of numbers and geometry.

Accessories and Blu-Rays

Each year, the University’s KinderUni lectures are recorded. They can be purchased on Blu-Ray for you to enjoy the lectures over and over again at home. The latest Blu-Ray from 2019 costs 10 euros. The Blu-Rays from 2018 and 2017 are also still available.

Are you a fan of KinderUni and would like to have a souvenir? The KinderUni owl is available for 8 euros. In addition, there are other accessories, such as colourful T-shirts (10 euros). Booklets on the lectures are available for 3 euros. Travel mugs in lively colours are the latest addition to our collection. They are made of porcelain and are on sale for 15 euros.

The KinderUni accessories are available all year round from Press, Marketing & Communications, ZUV Building, Room 3.08 (phone: 0921 / 55-5324; pressestelle@uni-bayreuth.de).

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors:

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Organization of KinderUni

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Ursula Küffner

KinderUni, Media Relations, Editing

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5324
E-mail: ursula.kueffner@uni-bayreuth.de,
pressestelle@uni-bayreuth.de

Office: Room 3.08, Building Central University Administration (ZUV)
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth

Further members of the KinderUni team

  • Vice President Prof. Dr. Martin Huber
    Project management and scientific responsibility
  • Christian Göppner
    Design of print materials
  • Markus Barnick
    Programming and design of the KinderUni homepage
  • Dr. Bernhard Winkler
    Media technology, video recording, and data processing
  • Dominik Schramm
    Video editing and blueray creation, blueray covers

Topics of the previous KinderUnis since 2007