Rent-a-Scientist: Science in Schools - Registration Deadline 04.09.2022

August 22, 2022

An offer for all schools from elementary school to high school in the Kiel region: At Rent-a-Scientist, some 110 scientists from many different research fields visit school classes.

During the event week from September 26th - 30th, 2022, scientists will present their field of research as a teaching unit in an understandable and entertaining way. Rent-a-Scientist is part of the Festival of Science and is launching for the third time this year.

Teachers from the entire so-called KielRegion (state capital Kiel and the districts of Rendsburg-Eckernförde and Plön) can still apply for their classes until September 4th, 2022. The offer is free of charge for the schools.

At, interested teachers can find the entire program with exciting offerings. Applications can be submitted for up to five topics. Feedback will be provided by September 12th, 2022 at the latest as to which classes will receive a visit from science and in which teaching modules.

Participants from the IPN include:

  • Dr. Karen Aldrup: How fear influences learning and what can be done about it.
  • Dr. Jennifer Meyer and Thorben Jansen: Fostering writing through artificial intelligence - is it possible?
  • Dr. Stefan Sorge: Good STEM teachers wanted - what makes for great teaching?
  • Mira Wulff and Dr. Marc Wilken: Mathematics printed in 3D

About the Festival of Science: The Festival of Science in the KielRegion is part of the "European Researchers' Night", a science event that has been held throughout Europe since 2005. Every year on the last Friday in September, science invites you to research, experiment and discover. With well over 10,000 visitors each year, the Science Night in the KielRegion has consistently been a great success. Admission is free! For more information, please visit Project is funded by the European Union under the Framework Program for Research and Innovation HORIZON EUROPE under Grant Agreement No. 101061603.

The Festival's cooperation partners are:  Kiel University (with the research foci Kiel Life Science, Kiel Marine Science, Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science and Societal and Cultural Change) | Cluster of Excellence PMI - Precision Medicine for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases | Cluster of Excellence ROOTS - Connectivity of Society, Environment and Culture in Past Worlds | Kiel University of Applied Sciences | GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel | Institute for the World Economy | Kiel Student Research Center | Kiel Evolution Center | IPN Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology | Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts | Schleswig-Holstein University Society | Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital | ZBW - Leibniz- Informationszentrum Wirtschaft | Landeshauptstadt Kiel | CINEMARE International Marine Film Festival Kiel | CITTI-PARK Kiel | Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein | GREEN SCREEN International Nature Film Festival | Kunsthalle zu Kiel | Studentenwerk SH | Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaften der Landeshauptstadt Kiel und der Kreise Plön und Rendsburg-Eckernförde | Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel | Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung | among others.