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About us
We are a non-profit organisation.
Since 2007, we have been carrying out modern educational programmes for children aged 6-14, resembling university lectures and workshops, applying active teaching methods.

The topics of classes go beyond the school curriculum, and the teachers are academics and other specialists.

We cooperate with more than a dozen higher education institutions, such as: Jagiellonian University, University of Warsaw, University of Wroclaw, University of Warmia and Mazury, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Academy of Special Education. 



Our mission

Our mission is to develop the children's interests beyond the school education, enable them to follow their passions and explain the principles ruling the world, so that they can learn to act independently.

Goal
We want to educate as many children as possible, using modern methods. We believe that it is important to develop teaching methods on the basis of research, to make the children inquisitive and enable them to experiment on an on-going basis, also in schools.

For this reason, the fees for participation in our programmes are the lowest possible, and do not cover the actual costs of their organisation.
All our initiatives need funding.




What makes us distinct?

We treat the children seriously. We ask them about their interests, and include their answers in our programmes (this is why most topics are formulated as questions). The scientists answer to the children's questions, and we take care to show them how to use the knowledge they gain in practice.

Our programmes is a well-thought-of cycle of classes, therefore, the children have an opportunity to discover what interests them most, and to train their scientific thinking.

Educational programmes
- Academic programme for students aged 6-14 - university classes
- Lessons' scenarios for the primary schools' teachers - www.scenariuszelekcji.edu.pl



The Children's University means
:
- the oldest and the largest children's university in Poland
- 4 centres: Warsaw, Cracow, Wroclaw, Olsztyn
- 6000 students aged 6-13
- 320 different classes a year (lectures and workshops at universities)
- 450 lecturers and scientists

- 8000 parents involved
- regular lecture sessions for parents
- 500 volunteers
- 3000 students, year 1 to 3
- 150 teachers
- 27 000 students in years 1 through 6 in the fifth edition (2012) of the "Świetlik" National Science Competition (Ogólnopolski Konkurs Nauk Przyrodniczych)





  
 

Awards

Our educational activity is appreciated not only by the parents and teachers. We have received the following awards and commendations:
- The "Fenomen" award granted by the "Przekrój" weekly (2008)
- The J. Tischner award granted by Znak and Hestia (2011) 
- The title "Miejsce Odkrywania Talentów" (Place where talents are discovered), given by the Ministry of National Education in the school year 2010/11
- The Title "Organizacja Przyjazna Wolontariuszom" (Volunteer-Friendly Organisation)
- The 3rd place in the "Odkryj e-wolontariat" (Discover e-volunteering) competition (2012)
- The Złoty Słonecznik (Golden Sunflower) award in 2012, in the "Nature" category (award given by CzasDzieci.pl)
- The Title "Regionalny Lider Innowacji i Rozwoju 2012" in category "Innowacyjna Organizacja" (Malopolska region) 

- The 2014 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Award