University for young academics
The Children's University has been delighting thousands of budding students between eight and twelve years of age since 2003. For six weeks during the fall »real« scientists answer questions such as »Why do ants have a queen?«, »What exactly is a Fidgety Philip?« or »How does the sand get to the beach?«.
While the children can get their initial insights into the daily routine at University with this taste of a student's life, it is particularly challenging for the University's professors to engage with this curious and critical public.
The Hamburg Children's University has been in existence since 2003 and is a joint initiative of the University of Hamburg, the Claussen-Simon Foundation, the children's science magazine GEOlino, the Eimsbütteler Turnverbandes e.V. (Eimsbüttel Sports Association), as well as the companies Euler Hermes and Reinhard Frank Foundation.