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We know that universities, schools and colleges seek to deliver the best experience possible for their students. From induction to graduation, creating an unforgettable educational experience is an aim of faculties the world over. At Guinness World Records we’ve helped many schools, colleges and universities to welcome new students, enrich their educational programmes and commemorate alumni.

At Guinness World Records, we aim to create record-breaking events that will give students a memory to treasure for a lifetime. Our records have helped to promote the student facilities, celebrate facility anniversaries and bring a renewed sense of fun to curricular activities. 

Below are some of the educational facilities that we’ve partnered with to create world class student events. 

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  • Hacettepe University, Turkey.

    Hacettepe University in Ankara is Turkey’s premier medical university. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the finding the structure of DNA double helix, and to engage high schools students from around the city, the university staged an attempt for the Largest human DNA helix. Students from the university and Ankara’s schools joined university personnel to create a double helix which included two side chains and four different bases. The record was achieved by 3,034 participants.


    The largest human DNA helix consisted of 3,034 participants and was achieved by Hacettepe University (Turkey), in Ankara, Turkey, on 25 April 2013.

  • Guido de Brès School, Netherlands.

    Guido de Brès School in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment. To engage students in this celebration the school wished to create the Largest field trip. With the support of Guinness World Records the record title was created and the final event, which took place at Attraction Park Walibi Holland, involved 1,872 participants.


    The largest educational field trip involved 1,872 participants and was achieved by Guido de Brès School and the Attraction Park Walibi Holland (both Netherlands), in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands, on 27 September 2013.

  • University of Massachusetts Dining Services

    The University of Massachusetts was celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion and to raise awareness of its facilities, the University of Massachusetts Dining Services wished to stage a record attempt during the first week of school on campus to welcome student, faculty, staff and area residents to the campus for a new school year. The concept of creating the world’s Largest fruit salad was accepted and 369 volunteers helped build the salad consisting of 150 different varieties of fruit. The final fruit salad weighed 6,935.88 kg.  (15,291 lb) and was distributed to the new students.


    The largest fruit salad weighed 6,935.88 kg (15,291 lb) and was made by University of Massachusetts Dining Services (USA) in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, on 2 September 2013.

  • CK School of Practical Knowledge, India.

    CK School of Practical Knowledge in Tamil Nadu, India wanted to educate its students aged seven to 15 on the importance of self-defence. The record attempt for Most people performing a kata, which was achieved by 809 students, also formed a platform for the school to also educate students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.


    The most people performing a kata is 809 and was achieved by the CK School of Practical Knowledge (India) in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India, on 3 August 2013.

  • UQU & QUT, Australia.

    UQU (University of Queensland Union) and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Guild was looking for a unique idea to celebration the end of orientation week for their new intake of students. The Guinness World Records concept of hosting the Largest toga party was executed and 3,700 new and returning students took part.


    The largest toga party consisted of 3,700 participants in an event organised by UQU (University of Queensland Union) and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Guild, at Riverstage (Australia) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 24 February 2012.

  • MATHCOUNTS Foundation, USA.

    MATHCOUNTS, the nationwide mathematics competition sponsored by Raytheon, wanted a way to engage all the participants in its elite final. An attempt for the Fastest time to arrange the first 25 rows of Pascal's triangle in human formation was devised by Guinness World Records as an innovative way to bring math to life. The MATHCOUNTS participants succeeded in just 6 min 16.57 sec.


    The fastest time to arrange the first 25 rows of Pascal's triangle in human formation is 6 min 16.57 sec and was organized by Raytheon Company and MATHCOUNTS (both USA) at the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C., USA, on 17 May 2013.