Science for children and youngsters

In the spotlight 

Below you'll find some of our initiatives for children and youngsters. Most websites we refer to are in Dutch, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you'd like more information.

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Kinderuniversiteit WorkshopChildren's University

Are your children interested in science? Do they want to know what university students are learning or do they want to get a class in a large auditorium from a real professor ?

Science Day

Looking for an instructive, fascinating and enjoyable day full of science? At the end of November, numerous Flemish universities, university colleges and research institutes open their doors! Next edition is on 26th November 2017.

Ghent University's Observatory Armand Pien

Do you really like astronomy and meteorology? In the observatory you can watch the stars, attend lectures and visit exhibitions. When there is a solar or lunar eclipse, special monitoring events are organized.

Science competitions


Robot competitions

Ghent University's electronics group 'WELEK' yearly organizes a real robot competition. There is also the RoboCup Junior, an annual robot competition for 8 to 18 year-old children and youngsters.


Are you a math genius, or crazy about technology? At these Olympiads you'll meet peers with similar interests ... and you can venture together.

Science for schools

A university offers an exciting and creative environment we'd like to share with pupils and teachers.

Links to more science