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Stuttgart Kids University

Every semester, the University of Stuttgart and the University of Hohenheim present lectures for children between the ages of 8 and 12.

Why not get acquainted with the university in childhood? The Kids University makes it possible. In lectures lasting one hour on average, professors answer exciting knowledge questions. Since 2007/2008, both universities offer one or two lectures per semester for children in the 8-12 age bracket.

Kids Uni for the winter semester 2016/17

The wondrous world of droplets

Friday, November 25 2016, 4 pm
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weigand and Kathrin Schulte
Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics
University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weigand and Kathrin Schulte
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weigand and Kathrin Schulte

Source: YouTube

What happens inside a cloud? How do the hailstones that accompany thunderstorms form? Professor Bernhard Weigand and Kathrin Schulte from the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics love to answer questions like these. During the lecture, they will introduce the young students to the fascinating world of droplets. Suspense-packed experiments bring the special properties of water droplets to life. Droplet behavior is an interesting field of research because they play such a big role in many processes. We encounter droplets everywhere and every day: for instance, on a fogged-up mirror mornings in the bathroom; in your parents’ car, the fuel is atomized into fine droplets; and frozen water droplets in the air can jeopardize an airliner’s safety in flight or impact weather phenomena. Get ready for the wondrous world of droplets!

For the lecture, Auditorium 47.01 at the University of Stuttgart’s Vaihingen campus is reserved for children only. Accompanying adults can watch it on video from the adjoining Auditorium 47.02  The auditoriums are located at Pfaffenwaldring 47, Vaihingen.

For anyone who misses out on tickets, here is a small consolation: The lectures at the University of Stuttgart are streamed live on the internet and then stored as a downloadable video.

Please note:  So that we can carry the lectures live over the Internet and make them available for downloading, we position cameras in the auditorium. They are set up to show the children only from the back, i.e., so that they are not identifiable. Only in case children turn around or lend the professor a hand up front may they be recognizable. We also take still photos on which the children – possibly along with other young students – may be identifiable. These stills can also be called up later on the Internet.

To stream the live transmission requires a data transfer rate of at least 1.5 Mbit/s. Streaming starts on the respective day of the event at 4 pm.



Online registration for the summer semester starts on October 25, 2016.

Register for Kids University

Two seats per registration may be booked for any given date. If your sign-up is successful, you will be able to download the seat reservation confirmation directly. Please print out and bring it to the lecture.

Getting there

To reach the University of Stuttgart's Vaihingen campus:

Campus map

By public transit
S-Bahn: Lines S1, S2, S3
From the "Hauptbahnhof", "Stadtmitte" or "Feuersee" stations, take S-Bahn lines S1, S2 or S3 in direction Vaihingen, Flughafen, Filderstadt or Herrenberg and get off at the "Universität" station.
Bus: Linien 82, 84, 92 bis Haltestelle "Universität".

By car
Take Autobahn A 831 from Stuttgarter Kreuz toward "Stuttgart-Zentrum," to the  "Universität" exit.
Please use the parking lot behind the buildings located at Pfaffenwaldring 7/9.

Summer semester 2016
Winter semester 2015/16
Summer semester 2015
Winter semester 2014/15

The Kids Universities of the last few years covered many exciting topics. Here you will find an overview and videos of the lectures.


University of Hohenheim

Saturday, February 11 2017, 11am

"How does an animal tell you it is not feeling well?"
Prof. Volker Stefanski
University of Hohenheim, Garbenstr. 30, Auditorium B1
The events take place in Auditorium B1 at the University of Hohenheim. It is exclusively for the children’s use. Accompanying adults can watch the video transmission in Auditorium B3. See more information on the University of Hohenheim Kids University web page.

Source: YouTube


A joint initiative with our partners at the Stuttgarter Zeitung, the University of Hohenheim and the Initiative for the Advancement of Gifted Children e.V. We sincerely thank Stuttgart Student Services for its support of the Hohenheim-Stuttgart Kids University.


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