Childrens University on Tour in Vienna

The annual children’s summer university is on tour in the Austrian capital from today.

From today until August 30th there will be exhibitions, lectures and experiments on offer for children in parks in ten of Vienna’s districts.

The first lecture to take place is called ‘Being foreign – what does that mean?’

A spokesperson from the Children’s Project run by the University of Vienna said: “Many of the children, who took part in the last years come from poorer families and those families with a lower general education level. The aim is to show this group of people how exciting science can be,”

In total 50 different experiments will be carried out for the children. Examples of what to expect are: “How does an underwater vacuum cleaner work?’ ‘How colourful is black?’

In September the ‘Children’s university on tour’ moves onto Lower Austria.