Science -- Your Future, Scotland's Future
About LERU
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) was founded in 2002 as an association of twelve research-intensive universities (including Edinburgh), sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

From the 2005 introduction at the LERU website:

"The aim of the "LERU Kids' University" science week is to promote public understanding of research and science. The target group is made up of children aged 10 to 12 years and (indirectly) their parents. Fascination with science begins with curiosity, generating such questions as: "What makes robots clever?", "Why do we speak 'thin' air?" or "Why don’t the stars fall out of the sky?" Children at each of the ten participating universities in eight EU countries and Switzerland will experience exciting experiments and lectures on physics (in its broadest sense) during the Science Week. These will demonstrate the impact of science/physics on everyday life."

LERU Kids' University 2006

This year's LERU Kids' University event was held on the 7th and 8th of November 2006. For more information on the event, click below.

The LERU Kids' University 2006

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LERU Kids' University 2005

At the end of October and the beginning of November 2005, ten of the LERU universities held their own science week event as part of the LERU Kids' University; SCI-FUN ran the Edinburgh event from 7th - 13th November.

Click here or on the image below for an overview of last year's LERU event.
LERU 2005 in the McEwan Hall