About Meet the Professor
During ‘Meet the Professor’, primary schools pupils in Utrecht get to spend an hour firing off a barrage of questions at a professor, right there in their own classroom. Professors cycle to the schools to tell pupils about their research. This can be about climate change, diversity, plant pathology, computer models… you name it, since each professor has a different focus area.
Prior to Meet the Professor, participating classes receive five golden envelopes containing lesson ideas and a hint about their professor, allowing the class to learn more about the professor's identity and research. At the same time, the children learn to ask good questions, and are introduced to science and the university.