Juniversity offers a range of opportunities to explore and experience science and delivers hands-on learning experiences to children and youth from preschool to secondary school.
Tampere Universities community is actively engaged in numerous science enrichment and outreach activities. Juniversity was established in autumn 2019 to bring under one roof all the science enrichment and school outreach activities from across the University. Juniversity seeks to foster positive attitudes towards science among all learners and support the work of teachers. Besides offering after-school science clubs and camps, Juniversity welcomes school groups to visit the science classroom on the Hervanta campus and explore science with hands-on activities. The Juniversity team hosts expert lectures and has a variety of materials and resources available to support learning. The team engages in outreach activities to expand the national knowledge base as part of the higher education community’s mission to deliver impact for society. Science education is provided to instil scientific curiosity and encourage science learning among children and young people.
Juniversity’s activities already cover a broad range of content in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering and technology, thanks to the long-term work carried out at the Tampere LUMATE centre. In the future the activities will be increasingly expanded to include other disciplines. The extensive range of activities offred by Juniversity is made possible by the 25 student teachers who run the science clubs and camps and host the visiting school groups.
You can contact the Juniversity by sending an email to the generic email address firstname.lastname@example.org.