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The Kinderuni

Children are curious by nature and ask a thousand questions. The digital Kinderuni is a free online platform of Goethe Institut made available for all children. It is an educational space meant primarily for children in the age group 8 to 12.  The Kinderuni encourages children to look for answers to science related questions on their own and satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Here, learning German is combined with an independent and playful pursuit of science. The structure of the digital Kinderuni is similar to that of a university. Students of Kinderuni (children) get to watch videos from three different fields, namely “Humans”, “Nature” and “Technology”, thereby attending “lectures” at the university. On the completion of each lecture, children are promoted to the next level, for example with titles like Bachelor, Master, Doctor and so on.
Kinderuni is offered in two languages.
English: The lectures explain topics from science in English and at the same time teach some German words in a playful way.
German: The lectures are In German and the children learn new and challenging German words.
Subtitles are available in German and English.

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What is the difference between learning in school and at the university? To what extent can children assimilate knowledge – combined with laughter, enjoyment and experiments- differently? Christoph Biemann is someone with decades of experience in this field, with his programme “Sendung mit der Maus”: Children are curious by nature and have an immense thirst for knowledge. With the right approach, one can enthuse them quickly and for a long time. The Kinderuni is an ideal instrument to do that, because it combines playful, spontaneous learning with the natural curiosity of children. 

Virtual Info-Session for Parents: The Digital Kinderuniversity 


Kinderuni Curiosity Contest

Curiosity contest


Identify anything in your surroundings and daily life that awakens your curiosity. Which questions pop into your mind? And what specifically do you want to find out?

Record your question in a short video (no longer than 1 min. or bigger than 20 MB) in English/ German and send it to us at

The best ideas will be rewarded with one of the following prizes:
-  Participation in live interaction with Joachim Hecker.
-  The best 12 questions will appear on the Kinderuni Calendar 2021.
-  Participation in a virtual workshop during the Kinderuni Week

Contest rules and regulations

Fill up this form to participate in the contest




    Do you have questions about the Kinderuni? We look forward to hearing from you!