Press Release 109/2014

How Trains Work and Why the Sky Is Blue

2014 KIT Children’s University to Start on August 5 – New: “Double Lectures” and Accompanying Program
At the KIT Children’s University, children aged from 7 to 14 can experience science and research. (Photo: Nele Ziegler)

How do ships swim safely? Why do things that happen acci-dentally happen so often? And who invented the Euro? Answers to these and many other questions will be given during the 12th Children’s University at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From August 5 to 21, 2014, the Children’s University will provide children aged from 7 to 14 with the opportunity to experience science. Ten presentations, an opening fair, and a diploma celebration will be organized at the Audimax on KIT Campus South (Straße am Forum 1, 76131 Karlsruhe). Advance sales of tickets for the presentations and the diploma celebration have started.


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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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