Do you want to get a taste of what science is like at university? Expand or test your own knowledge? Do you want to do an experiment, or do you have a question for one of our researchers?

Here is an overview of the annual and biennial workshops, classes, lab sessions, interactive themed days, contests and so on which are organised on the university's campuses or on location. One-off activities are listed in the calendar.

Science Day

Researchers in Antwerp and throughout Flanders invite people of all ages to attend workshops, lectures, demos, experiments and panel discussions, to take guided tours and to participate in hands-on activities. Everyone is welcome to experiment, investigate, try things out and ask questions. Science Day will help you discover science where you least expect it and see how it influences your life on a daily basis.
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Children's University

With 92 workshops, 10 continuous activities, 100 professors and more than 1000 children, the Children's University 2018 promises to be a fantastic edition. Children from 8 to 14 years can enjoy surprising scientific experiments and fascinating workshops on 18 March 2018. But parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, and of course teachers are also welcome to attend. Activities are also organised for younger siblings aged 6 and above. All the activities are free.
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Do you have a question? Then you have come to the right place! Here you can ask (almost) any question about science, history, language, politics and much more. Can't find an answer in the archive? Then put your question to a scientist! You will receive a personal answer from a knowledgeable researcher. is a project run by 40 Belgian research institutions, universities and university colleges, including the University of Antwerp.
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BrainShake – the ultimate science quiz!

BrainShake 'is the science quiz for students from the 3rd stage of secondary education. Young people measure their strength in nine thematic rounds. The questions from the exact, humane and applied sciences assess their academic knowledge, interest in society, skills with new technologies, knowledge of current events, etc. In addition to theoretical questions, interactive questions and DIY assignments are also discussed. Brainshake was organized five times between 2011 and 2016. It is an initiative of the Association University & Colleges. For organizational reasons, no new Brainshake is planned in 2018.

RoboCup Junior

This contest challenges young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to build and programme a robot. You can register with your classmates or friends for a dancing, life-saving or football-playing competition (the last category is only open to youngsters over 14). The winner of each discipline is announced during a grand finale.
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STEM Olympics

Join the STEM Olympics and put your technical talent in the spotlight!
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