Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and to prevent further spread of the Corona virus, both the implementation of student internships and the use of student temporary/holiday work are suspended effective immediately and for the time being until Sept. 30, 2021.

What we offer to school students

With different activities we want to inform teachers and school students on modern polymer research, plastics processing, and the amazing versatility and properties of polymers in many high-tech applications. Thus we want to deepen the school students' interest in chemical and physical phenomena and encourage them to decide for a professional carreer in chemistry, physics, materials science or some other technological or scientific field.

  • Visits of groups of school students upon application of teachers, normally 2 to 2.5 hours programmes with an introductory lecture and visits to three labs/pilot plants - Contact
  • Lectures on selected topics held in schools (Teachers may communicate their wishes concerning polymer-related topics.) - Contact
  • Trainee vacancies for highly motivated school students - Contact
  • Tutoring for projects within 'Jugend forscht' or for 'besondere Lernleistung' on individual requestdirectly to a scientists active in the respective field or via Public Relations Officer

We ask for your understanding that dates and extent of all activities for school students have to be harmonized with the institute's research works and are therefore, limited. Please let us know your wishes and do also use   the chance to visit the institute on the occasion of the Night of Sciences, the Girls' Day, and the Open Doors Week of Saxon Enterprises.