Students from the Ukraine take part in a STEM Academy

The students came through the Goethe-Instituts in Kiev and Göttingen.

Marveling at luminous phenomena in chemistry, listening to an introduction in German and then experimenting on their own: This is how twelve Ukrainian students spent an afternoon at XLAB as part of their STEM Academy. They were curious and very motivated. Their STEM program at Göttingen also included trainings at the DLR School Lab, the earthquake observatory and Sartorius and a guided tour of the city. On Saturday, a trip to Wolfsburg with a visit to the Autostadt and the Phaeno is on the agenda. Initiator Vita Tymchenko and the Goethe-Institut Göttingen have been organizing such STEM academies for six years.

This year's group is made up of refugees and students who have traveled from Ukraine especially for the MINT Academy. All of them have received a travel scholarship from the Goethe-Institut in recognition of their good performance in German and are interested in study opportunities and vocational qualification in Germany.