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Children’s University

Children’s University (KinderUni) is a series of events organized by TU Dortmund University aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve. In events designed especially for children, the professors get down to the nitty-gritty, offering fun lessons on exciting topics from science and research.

News from Children’s University at TU Dortmund University

Welcome to the KinderUni of the TU Dortmund University!

We are very happy to welcome you back to campus for the start of the winter semester! We have exciting events in store for you this semester, where you can learn new things, discover interests and gain your first lecture hall experience!

You can read all the news here or sign up for the newsletter. Just send an email to: kinderunitu-dortmundde.

Here you can download the current program brochure in German!

Program Summer Semester 2023



Graphic of a fox with books and glasses © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund

Fun facts about Children’s University

Children’s University is aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, no matter what kind of school they attend. Parents/guardians are also allowed to take part in the lectures – but should take a seat in the back rows of the lecture hall. The front rows are reserved for the children participating.
A Parent’s or Teacher’s University is offered for some events.

It is possible to attend individual events from different series. You are free to enter at any time, regardless of whether you’ve attended other events.

There are offers available for older participants from the Central Student Advisory Service. You can find more information about this online under the keyword Schülercampus (German only) oder in der Broschüre (German only)

Ein Kind sieht sich Flyer an einem Tisch an. © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund

When you attend a KinderUni lecture, you will receive your own study book - in which each visit will be stamped. At the end of the semester, you can send the study book to the office of university marketing or hand it in at the last event and receive a certificate with your name!

University is quite a bit different than school – at least it often seems that way. But often, the only difference is the name. Follow the link to go to the Children’s University lexicon, where terms from everyday university life are explained:

Logo Kreis Unna © Kreis Unna

The district of Unna also runs a Children’s University, to which lecturers from various universities are invited to give lectures in person in the district of Unna. TU Dortmund University is also represented there with various lectures and contributions.

Programme for 2023/24

Go to Children's University in Unna

Children’s University events are divided into different series:

Mascot of the Children's University as graphic © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund
  • “Technology Is Fun” (engineering)
  • “Sustainable Business” (economics)
  • “Discovering Dortmund” (art history)
  • “Knowledge Is Fun” (interdisciplinary – including musicology, journalism, philosophy and political science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and the subject of disabilities and higher education)



More Children's University

Here you can find the contributions from previous semesters.

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Location and directions

Site Map EF 50
(location for Children’s University events on campus in German only)