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Services for Children and Young People

Are you hooked on IT, engineering or the natural sciences? TU Graz promotes the next generation of scientists and invites you to discover degree programmes, research topics and university life in general.

Get an insight into university life at TU Graz

Bildquelle: Sporer – TU Graz

Open Day

You are getting close to obtaining your secondary school leaving certificate? You are wondering what will be next?

Come to the Open Day at the Graz universities and find out which degree programmes are available. Making a decision will be much easier after you have spent the day exploring University of Graz, TU Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts.

Next Open Day: 16 April 2020

Tours for Schools

If you cannot participate in the Open Day, you can arrange an individual appointment for a group tour around TU Graz. School classes are provided with general information on degree programmes and visit selected institutes.

To make an appointment, please contact

Gudrun HAAGE
Dipl.-Ing.
+43 316 873 6078
gudrun.haagenoSpam@tugraz.at

Visits to Schools

A degree programme advice team, made up of students at TU Graz, comes to your school and provides information. They give a presentation on all available degree programmes, and answer questions on degrees and university life.

 

CONTACT US:

Gudrun HAAGE
Dipl.-Ing.
+43 316 873 6078
gudrun.haagenoSpam@tugraz.at

School Projects

IMST (Innovations make schools top) aims to support teachers in making mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology classes more innovative.

Children's University of Graz

The motto of the Children's University of Graz is “get children interested in science, research and art”. Children and teenagers from 8 to 19 years of age are introduced to university life by means of lectures and workshops especially adapted to meet their needs.

 

CONTACT US AT TU GRAZ:

Lissa REITHOFER
Tel.: +43 316 873 6095
l.reithofernoSpam@tugraz.at 

CONTACT AT CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY:

Children's University of Graz
Elisabethstraße 41
8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 380 2179
infonoSpam@kinderunigraz.at

Summer Jobs for Girls and Boys

Pupils who are at least 15 years old can apply for a summer job at TU Graz. Pupils can send their application directly to an institute of their choice. Here you can find a list of all institutes of TU Graz.

To support young women in gaining a foothold in technology, TU Graz also offers the programme T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology. The programme offers summer jobs for girls and young women and there is a separate application procedure. Here you can find all information about it.

For Young Women and Girls

Graduates of degrees programmes in a technical subject or the natural sciences have very good professional, income and career prospects. Despite this, women are still underrepresented in these programmes. TU Graz wants to get rid of any possible inhibitions!  

 

As a female pupil, where can find out about degree programmes in technical and natural science subjects?
How can you become a holiday intern and get a unique insight into university life?
Where can you find a supportive environment when you start using computers?

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

FIT – Women in Science and Technology

The initiative FIT – Women in Science and Technology aims to encourage girls to study a technical or natural science subject. TU Graz cooperates with other Styrian universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges, and provides information on degree programmes.

  • Girls studying a technical or natural science subject visit schools as FIT ambassadors.
  • At the FIT info day at TU Graz in February, you can familiarise yourself with the university and the courses offered. There are institute presentations, lectures, laboratory practicals and discussion groups.
  • Organisation of school fairs and participation in interregional fairs such as BeSt3 in Vienna.

Next FIT info day:
10 February 2020

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CONTACT US:

Florian UNGERBÖCK
BSc MSc
Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6096
f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at


“There’s no reason for girls to feel anxious" – an advisor from the TU Graz women’s promotion programme explains why she helps girls and young women to choose a degree programme

T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology

Do you want to get up close to science and research? Do you want to get to know the world of technology? Do you want to find out more about the work of the institutes and faculties at TU Graz? Well, with a summer job at TU Graz, you can!

Every year, around 100 girls aged 15 years or over have the chance to experience technology at TU Graz during the holidays. The pupils are involved in everyday life at the institute, take part in course preparation and research activities. They are supervised by an academic member of staff - if required, even after the summer job has ended, e.g. during school projects or when choosing a degree programme or career path.

Summer job employees receive a salary.

Requirements for a summer job

  • A keen interest in technology
  • Completion of 9th school year, over 15 years of age.
  • Participation in FIT info day on 10 February 2020 (registration required)
  • Registration for T³UG during FIT info day
  • Participation in the Women Tech Talk (registration required)

Application for a summer job

You can only apply for a summer job in the framework of T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology after participating at the FIT info day at TU Graz on 10 February 2020.

 

CONTACT US:

Florian UNGERBÖCK
BSc MSc
Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6096
f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at

CoMaed - Computers and Girls

Have fun discovering computers, gain an insight into technology and science, become more confident of your technical skills - all this is possible at CoMaed, the summer computer course for girls aged 10 years and up. It starts with a 2-week, full day beginners course, which is followed by week-long advanced courses, where participants progress to programming and the summer job programme T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology (15 years and up).  

Information: www.comaed.tugraz.at

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IT Summer Courses (held in German)

What does the inside of my computer look like? How do I program an app? And how can I make a robot walk? You can learn the answers to these and many other exciting questions by taking part in the TU Graz IT summer courses.

Invest part of your summer vacation in tinkering, building and programming with IT experts at the TU Graz. An exciting, diverse array of offers are available for both beginners and more advanced learners who are 10 to 19 years of age!

Two girls are sitting in front of an open computer case.

TUit Workshop Weeks I, II and III

For children 10 to 14 years of age

Dive into the incredible world of engineering and the natural sciences.

Computer science, telematics, mechanical engineering, chemical and process engineering, electrical engineering ... do these sound complicated? But they really aren’t! Just grab the opportunity to gain valuable insights into these exciting areas during the TUit Workshop Weeks. You can enter the world of information technology by trying out the micro-controllers BBC micro:bits or build your own circuit with litteBits components. You learn how to use the Internet safely or race colour-coded Ozobots across the room. And just as exciting: You can observe how to make glass in individual workshops with Stölzle Oberglas.

Quick Facts

  • When: July 2020 (the exact date will be announced soon), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Stremayergasse 16, ground floor, 8010 Graz
  • Workshop fee: 40 euros per child
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration and Contact: Angelika Droisner, angelika.droisnernoSpam@tugraz.at

Additional information (in German): TUit Workshops

August 6 – 10, each day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Two kids working on a robot.

Robotik Club Research Week

For beginners
For children 10 to 13 years of age

How do I build and program my own intelligent robot? Discover how robots can perceive their environment and make independent decisions. Study how robots think and act. The focus of this research week is to tinker, construct, experiment, program codes, work freely and discuss special topics related to robotics, technology and science. The week has been organised in cooperation with the Kinderbüro Graz [Graz Children's Office].

Quick Facts

  • When: September 7 to 11, 2020, each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 10, 2nd floor, Labor für Autonome Intelligente Systeme, 8010 Graz
  • Course fees: contribution to costs for food and course material
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Contact: Martin Kandlhofer, kandlhofernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at

Additional information (in German): Robotik Club Research Week

 

A robot in front of 4 young people wearing helmets.

Advanced Robotics Summer Lab

For advanced learners
For young people 15 to 19 years of age

Together with experts, you will plan mobile, autonomous robots, develop sensors, build gripper arms and implement algorithms.

You want to build an "intelligent system" yourself? In an exciting workshop with the focus on "autonomous robots" you will gain experience in the fields of navigation, autonomous systems, electronics and software development and apply it. The goal is to teach a robot how to control itself so that it can solve various problems itself, such as finding its way around in open terrain. A few prerequisites are expected for the course, such as basic math and programming skills, the ability to work in a team and an interest in research and development.

Quick Facts

  • When: July 20 to 24, 2020, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 10, 2nd floor, Labor für Autonome Intelligente Systeme, 8010 Graz
  • Course fees: free
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Requirements: basic math and programming skills
  • Contact: Manuel Menzinger, menzingernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at
  • Registration: here

Additional information (in German): Advanced Robotics Summer Lab

Craft materials on a table.

Maker Days for Kids

For children 10 to 14 years of age

At the Maker Days for Kids, you can work creatively in an open (digital) workshop and create and design your own products using different (digital) tools and materials:

  • Textile design with programmable embroidery and sewing machines
  • Working with the 3D-printer, the vinyl cutter, the laser cutter and the embroidery machine
  • Photographing
  • Lightpainting
  • Building and controlling robots
  • Developing own programmes
  • Soldering
  • Handicrafts, building, painting
  • and much more

The diverse and experienced team from the TU Graz and the non-profit organisation BIMS e.V. will be there to help you turn your ideas into reality.

Quick Facts

  • When: August 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2020, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 13, ground floor, 8010 Graz
  • Course fees: free
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Contact: Maria Grandl, maria.grandlnoSpam@tugraz.at
  • Registration: here

Additional information: Maker Days for Kids

 

Two girls with notebooks are sitting on the floor.

CoMaed – Computer Courses for Girls

For girls 10 to 17 years of age

In 7 different courses, you have a chance to explore the inner workings of a computer, familiarize yourself with different computer programs, teach robots how to walk, edit photos, program your own game and learn a lot more. The most important thing is that we have fun learning together. You will spend a whole week at the TU Graz with other girls, visit research institutes and get a glimpse of the world of technology.

The following courses are available (in German):

  • Beginner (10-12 years of age)
    August 24 to September 4, 2020
  • Videobearbeitung (from 11 years of age and up)
    September 7 to 11, 2020
  • Robotics (from 12 years of age and up)
    July 13 to 17, 2020
  • Graphics/Design (from 12 years of age and up)
    July 20 to 24, 2020
  • Girls Coding Week (from 12 years of age and up)
    August 10 to 14, 2020
  • Programming Games (from 14 years of age and up)
    August 24 to 28, 2020
  • 3D-Modelling (from 14 years of age and up)
    August 31 to September 4, 2020

Quick Facts

  • When: 7 different courses offered in July, August and September, 2020, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Stremayrgasse 16, 1st floor, 8010 Graz
    The "Girls Coding Week" will take place in Inffeldgasse 11, 8010 Graz.
  • Course fees: 80 euros per week (financial support possible)
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Contact: Florian Ungerböck, f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at
  • Registration: here

Additional information: www.comaed.tugraz.at

 

[Translate to Englisch:] Junge Frau vor einem Computer.

Girls Coding Week

For girls from 13 years of age

In this one-week course you will learn how to create your own app with "Luna & Cat", why learning how to program is important and that it can be very exciting and easy, combined with a creative design approach.

Not only do you have the possibility to program your own app, you can also choose in which area of "coding" you want to learn something new. Besides app and game design, you can also get to know a part of robotics by programming your own embroidery designs. All in all you will get a varied insight into different areas of programming.

Quick Facts

  • When: 10 to 14 August 2020, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 11, ground floor, 8010 Graz
  • Course fee: 80 Euro pro Person
  • Requirements: none
  • Registration: via the Website
  • Contact: Vesna Krnjic, vesna.krnjicnoSpam@tugraz.at
A girl sitting in front of a notbook.

Summer Workshop: Mathematics of Physics on the Computer

For young people from their 9th level to advanced level of education (A-levels)

Do you love mathematics? Do you want to understand how the movements of objects can be predicted by mathematically formulating simple laws of physics? Do you want to create your own solar system or a pressure cooker using the computer?

During this one-week summer workshop, you will program and visualise the movements of objects yourself, from the movements of bouncing balls to those of the planets and atoms in gases. No programming skills are required. After consulting with your teacher, you can also use this workshop to fulfil the requirement for pre-scientific work.

Quick Facts

  • When: July 13 to 17, Monday to Friday from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Petersgasse 16, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz
  • Course fees: free
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration: via the website
  • Contact: Enrico Arrigoni, arrigoninoSpam@tugraz.at

Further information: Workshop Website