Children's University

"The innovative Kinder-Uni (Children's University), programme at the University of Tübingen in Germany is a series of lectures designed to interest kids in studying science. Each lecture features one question aimed at a target audience of 8-12 year olds. This unique model has inspired other educational institutions and there are now approximately 70 similar programmes across Germany and neighbouring countries and the bestlectures have been published in book format. The lectures series has tackled questions such as "Why do volcanoes erupt?" and "Why don't the stars fall from the sky?" and even attracted a Nobel Prize winner who posed the demanding question "Why is one not allowed to clone human beings?" Children find the lectures fun, interesting and challenging, while at the same time stimulating their interest in disciplines such as astronomy, philosophy and archaeology."