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The foundation for an interest in scientific and technical subjects is laid in childhood. Jülich's programme for supporting young talent therefore starts at this early stage. Activities for children and adolescents are combined by Forschungszentrum Jülich under the banner of juelich_impulse.

Encouraging Young People's Interest in Science

About 4,500 children and young people visit Forschungszentrum Jülich each year. School classes can experience the fascination of research in the institutes or carry out experiments themselves at Jülich's Schools Laboratory, JuLab. A diverse range of school holiday programmes and placement opportunities help to identify talents and help young people on their way professionally.

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Kindergarten and Preschool

Studies in developmental psychology show that early childhood is a crucial period for child development. Forschungszentrum Jülich therefore provides interesting opportunities for preschool children and their parents as well as kindergarten teachers.

Further information on the individual opportunities: Kindergarten and Preschool …

Encouraging Young People’s Interest in Science

Primary School

Is there more to soil than dirt? What would life be like without electricity? Questions like these help primary school children to develop their mathematical and scientific competencies. For them, their parents, and their teachers, Forschungszentrum Jülich hosts exciting day-long and holiday events.

Further information on the individual opportunities: Primary School …

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Secondary Schools

Secondary school students, whether in class groups or individually, can discover their interests and develop their talents. There are many options open to secondary school students and their teachers at experimenting days, research weeks, or as part of Jülich work experience programme JuBOP.

Further information on the individual opportunities: Secondary Schools …

Encouraging Girls and Excellence

Fostering Talents

Flagship projects, such as the Physics Olympiad that takes place at Jülich, or the "Jugend forscht" ("Young Researchers") competition target particularly interested and talented children and teenagers. With special opportunities such as "Girls and Technology Day" or our long-standing school partnerships, we also aim to encourage girls and young women to take an interest in STEM subjects (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Further information on the individual opportunities: Fostering Talents …