IMC Krems – a university for young and old
Our university is committed to sharing scientific findings with the public, and has opened its doors to students of all ages.
A responsible university
Introducing young people to science and research from an early age and providing lifelong access to higher education are important socio-political aspects of our mission as a university. In 2006 we launched Lower Austria’s first university for children and young people.
We have also regularly opened our doors to retirees since 2012, when our SeniorInnenUNI education programme got under way. 2017 saw the first Youth Day, which took place during Youth Uni week.
Collaboration with the Province of Lower Austria, partners and schools
And that is not all: other activities connected with communicating science to the public have included initiatives and events.
Some examples: Science Goes School, the Science Fair, summer Talent Internships, the Junior Life Science Meeting, the Long Night of Science and Research, the Lower Austria Research Festival (autumn 2017), Enjoy Science, Science Market, the Studieren probieren university taster day, Teacher Goes FH, as well as collaboration with schools to organise research days at IMC Krems. In 2017 we also submitted a proposal for the Sparkling Science project.
A point of contact for various events
With such a wide range of projects being organised, IMC Krems has established a unit responsible specifically for coordinating activities aimed at young people of pre-university age.
The Youth University concept
For just EUR 9, your child can get a feel for university life, find out about fascinating subjects and make new friends.
Young people are our future. As a university, it’s very important that we bring subjects to life for them, and shape the future for – and together with – the next generation.
Ulrike Prommer, IMC Krems CEO
What makes FIT4YOUniversity by IMC Krems so special
Young people aged between 14 and 19 can come to our university for a week of learning during which they can make lots of new friends.
SeniorInnenUNI: key features
The curriculum for the forth SeniorInnenUNI programme has a strong focus: voluntary work. SeniorInnenUNI alumni also have the opportunity to participate in the current programme.