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Science Lab UZH

AI for Education Hackathon 2024

high school hackathon 2024

For: High school students from a Gymnasium or Berufsmaturitätsschule in their third and final year before graduation.
Date and time: 17 April 2024, 8:00 – 20:00
Location: University of Zurich, DIZH, Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zürich 

“Kick-start your Career with AI» is a full-day hackathon aimed at empowering young and aspiring students to harness the power of AI to make informed decisions about their future education and career paths. The event is designed to bring together students at the University of Zurich to collaborate, learn and create innovative ideas on how AI can be used in study and career choices. The winner team will participate at theGLC Annual Meeting on 24 and 25 June 2024.


  1. Raise awareness among students about the impact and potential of AI in various fields.
  2. Learning and skill development: Provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their problem-solving skills.
  3. Help students to make the right choice for their education: Empower future students to make better decisions about their career choice by utilizing AI-driven solutions.


  • Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.
  • Interest in AI and creativity (No prior experience with coding or AI is required.)
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of English (The hackathon may be held in German, but it is certain that the submission / presentation must be in English.)


  • Registration is open for students in their final year before graduation (Gymnasium or Berufsmaturitätsschule)
  • Individual registration (time for team building will be scheduled). You can also apply with a partner.
  • Limited spots available: If the number of participants exceeds the number of places, the organisation team will make a selection based on a short application.
  • Application deadline: 15.03.24
  • For registrations, kindly provide us with your contact information on the registration form and upload a brief video (max. 1 minute) expressing your motivation and interest in participatinghere

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.