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     "Is science a land of equal opportunities?" (Fourth Royal Institution Unconference for young people, London, October 2015)



The latest TALIS survey (OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey)


"reif fur MINT" is a STEM campaign for high school and university students. It was published by the initiative "MINT Zukunft schaffen", sponsored by the German Telekom and realized by the publishing house jungvornweg. The campaign’s goal is to spark young people’s interest in STEM topics and career paths. It incorporates a magazine which was distributed to students at schools, universities, job information centers, and training centers as well as a website, Facebook communication, a teaser video, and a survey among students.
The magazine can be ordered for free or downloaded on the website.

"Ideenflug" is a student competition arranged by the Airbus Group. It is organised by the publishing house jungvornweg.
The competition addresses students at secondary schools. In teams, they develop their own ideas on the future of aerospace and put them in texts, photographs, videos, or models. "Ideenflug" is currently running for the fifth time. All information about the competition can be found on the website along with teaching materials on STEM topics as well as information about training opportunities in aerospace.

"juri" is the national technology recruitment initiative of the Federation of German Aerospace Industry.
"juri" is an annual competition for elementary school students concerning the subject of flying. It is currently running in its fourth year, with record participation. It is accompanied by a children’s magazine and teaching material. The publishing house jungvornweg organises the competition and produced all media products. "juri" was awarded several times, among others with the HR Excellence Award "Best National Recruiting Campaign" in Gold and the "Best Corporate Publishing Award" in Silver.

skyfuture.de is an information platform for high school and university students who are interested in the field of aerospace. They can find all information on university studies, occupational training, and career paths in the field there - in interviews, videos, databases, etc.
skyfuture.de is a partner project. Partners involved are, amongst others, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Society for Aerospace), bavAIRia, BDLI, Bundeswehr, DGLR, Diehl Aerosystems, EADS, Hamburg Aviation, Liebherr-Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, MBDA Germany, MTU Aero Engines, and Rolls-Royce.

The non-profit association Science on Stage Europe provides a platform for science teachers to exchange innovative teaching concepts with passionate colleagues from 25 countries. Through Science on Stage, they gain new insights and inspiration for their own classes. Besides the Science on Stage festival, the biggest science teaching festival, the initiative offers teacher trainings, teacher exchange programmes and materials developed from teachers for teachers. The ultimate goal is to improve science teaching and to encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering. Science on Stage Europe reaches 40.000 teachers Europe-wide. The initiative is mainly supported by the federation of German employers' associations in the metal and electrical engineering industries with its initiative think ING.

"Komm, mach MINT" ("Go MINT - the National Pact for Women in MINT Careers") is part of the federal government's qualification initiative and was launched in 2008 with the aim of increasing young women's interest in scientific and technical degree courses and attracting female university graduates into careers in business. 190 partners are supporting this aim with a wide range of activities and initiatives to advise young women on their studies and career. Among other things, the website offers a project map.

The non-profit German Telekom Foundation is dedicated to the improvement of STEM education. It offers projects for schools and students such as the "Junior Engineer Academy", "On-Site Learning", or "City of Young Scientists". It informs teachers, e.g. by distributing the "STEM News for Teachers". It is engaged in improving teacher-training (German Center for Teacher-Training) and it supports school and university students with STEM grants.


Lifelong Learning Programme MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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