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German Digital JuniorUni

The Digital JuniorUni is a free online learning platform for high school students. It empowers students to find answers to the most exciting questions from the fields of robotics, space, energy, sustainability, nature, and technology—all while learning the German language.


Junioruni Launch

Launch of the Junioruni in the US!

JU Launch header

Combine STEM with German: The global educational platform JuniorUni is now available in the US! The launch event took place on September 28, 2021 at the Planet Word Museum in Washington DC and included lectures by the German TV moderator and author Ranga Yogeshwar and the renowned astrophysicist Heino Falcke.  

JU Launch program

At Home

Students can work through the JuniorUni lectures and materials at their own pace at home. The online platform is offered at no cost and is freely accessible to all.

JuniorUni zu HauseFoto: © Goethe-Institut

Online Platform

All of the lectures can be accessed at any time and free of charge via our learning platform.

Parental Access

To track your child's progress, create a parent account.

At School

Teachers who want to work with the JuniorUni in or outside of class can access supplemental materials that are developed in accordance with the ACTFL standards.

Alexander Gerst Before Blastoff: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Space Experiment: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Touchscreen: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Solar Energy: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Rocket Engine: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Mobile Phone Recycling: Handreichung Arbeitsblätter
Coding auf NaukaFoto: © Goethe-Institut


Content and Language Integrated Learning = CLIL. Learn more about the theoretical framework of the JuniorUni, one of the leading methods for modern foreign language learning. 

Teacher Access

To download teaching materials and track your students' progress, create a teacher account.

Instructional Materials

The JuniorUni can be used in the classroom! We have developed CLIL modules for German teachers to use in the classroom. These modules are available in German in the teacher version of the JuniorUni. Create an account!

Live Events

Starting in 2022, the Digital JuniorUni will participate in various events and cooperate with partners - so you can get acquainted with the project live or in-person.

VR auf NaukaFoto: © Goethe-Institut

JuniorUni Regional Coordinators

Starting in 2022, regional coordinators will offer events in their region that focus on learning German in conjunction with learning to program using the CLIL method.

Coding with the Calliope mini

The Calliope mini is a minicomputer that learners can use to learn to program in German. It is easy to get started. Children, teachers, and parents can get started without any previous knowledge - and have lots of fun! More details TBA in 2022! 


Alongside the digital format, the JuniorUni also offers various face-to-face events and participates in partner events.

JuniorUni in 360°

Would you like to experience virtual reality? We'll show you how it works! Check back in 2022 for more details!

Joining Astronauts in Space

This booklet from the German Aerospace Center invites students on a fascinating journey to the International Space Station!

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Matthias Fischer
Project Manager
Goethe-Institut Washington

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Project Partners

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Deutsche Kinderuni © Goethe-Insitut

Digital Kinderuni

The German Digital Children's University is a free educational project of the Goethe-Institut for children aged 8 to 12. The online platform offers the opportunity to learn about different areas of knowledge and to introduce children to the German language in a playful way.