United by Science

The German Network of Young Scientists — juFORUM e.V. is a network by and for young scientists and other people interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and sourrounding fields. It was established in 2000 by former participants of Jugend forscht, a German youth science competition.

We are highschool, university and Ph.D. students who are all fascinated by science. We are researchers, out-of-the-box thinkers, entrepreneurs, and - most importantly - we are curious.

We are based in Germany (though our members spread internationally), so most of our website is only available in German. This page is meant as a quick international introduction. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.


For STEM Enthusiasts

juFORUM puts you in contact with dedicated young people as well as research facilities in industry and academia. Workshops, seminars, excursions, our magazine "Zahnrad" (gear) and the yearly JungforscherCongress event offer both an insight into numerous scientific areas of research and a chance to broaden your horizons.

For Schools and Teachers

A lot of our members have experience participating in science competitions. As part of our mentoring initiative, we are happy to share this expertise with your school.

For Companies and Institutes

We have a large pool of young, committed and curious young scientists. Our "high potentials" are eager to learn, interdisciplinary, well linked and practically experienced. As our partner, you have the chance to get in contact with these students early on.



Science at the drinking hole! Interesting and entertaining talks on current research topics in a relaxed pub setting. Additionally, we get together informally on a regular basis.


Workshops concentrate on a specific topic of scientific and/or societal relevance, ranging from nanoparticles to patent law and ethics of science.


Our main event, held in a different German city each year. During the five-day programme, participants visit research facilities, museums and industrial enterprises, many of which are not open to the public.

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Events last year




Mentoring Initiative

As a Member

Share your expertise and experience with students and spark their enthusiasm for science and technology.

As a Student

You want to participate in a science competition and need help with your project? The mentoring initiative provides access to a large pool of knowledgable mentors. They help you realise your research project ideas.

As a Teacher

Sharing their experience and expertise with students, our mentors facilitate STEM-related school efforts and stimulate the students' enthusiasm for science. They support students participating in science competitions and put them in contact with universities, companies, and other helpful partners.

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This page is meant to be a first overview. Pick a topic above to learn more. Unfortunately, the detailed information is only available in German, but do not hesitate to contact us with any open questions.