STEAM+ newsletter: transdisciplinarity and talent development

STEAM+ Newsletter February 2023

Innovating STE(A)M in Higher Education with Transdisciplinary Talent Programs (STEAM+) is a large-scale innovative project with a holistic approach, aiming to provide educational policy makers with instruments to prepare new generations for handling the challenges of our time. The STEAM+ team proudly presents the latest project news and updates.


In this newsletter:

  • STEAM+ International Progress Meet-up  in Leuven
  • STEAM+ Jamboree final conference in Groningen
  • STEAM+ presented in conferences
  • Future conferences



STEAM+ International Progress Meet-up  in Leuven

The STEAM+ partners had a meet up in Leuven, 8 September 2022. The program included a student-led transdisciplinary exercise, a live interview with two pioneers in transdisciplinary education, and interesting talks among policy-makers and educators.

The purpose of higher education was the topic discussed with policy makers, teachers and students in a fishbowl exercise. Discussions like these between students, teachers, the HE institute’s policy representatives and policy makers are crucial if we are to transform HE and implement transdisciplinary programs. The students who participated in the fishbowl also created a vlog where they shared their own reflections. 

Read more about the meet up

STEAM+ Jamboree Final conference in Groningen 30-31 of March

We invite you to join us in Groningen and celebrate the final results of our project!! STEAM+ Jamboree will take place on March 30th to 31st 2023– hosted by and held at the Hanze University of Applied Science in Groningen. 

The event will be organised over one full day on March 30th and a half day on March 31st at Zernike Campus in Groningen.

We hope that you are willing to celebrate with us and get inspired by our two useful educational tools that will help HEIs to implement and develop their own innovation labs, as well as provide policy advice for future long term planning.

In addition, we will have two keynote speakers to present on methods and processes of transdisciplinarity in education, a number of thematic workshops, and presentations from student groups on co-creation best practices in order to develop STEM skills. More information about the conference

Registration for the conference.

STEAM+ presented in conferences

The Higher Education Summit 2022 took place at the campus of Hasselt University, Belgium from 6-8 September 2022. Our Belgian partner (KU Leuven) organised a session on the first day of the conference - Sept. 6 -  with the focus on STEAM education and transdisciplinary education.

The Annual National Conference of the Romanian Association for Educational Research (ARCE) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 27-29 september 2022.

Our Romanian partner had 2 presentations on STEAM+ project:

  1. One focusing on Trandisciplinary Honors programs and Policy makers’ perspectives from European HEIs and
  2. the second one discussed STEAM Education as a response to the challenges of third milenium. 

Future conferences

ITD24 from 4th-8th Nov. 2024, at Utrecht University in The  Netherlands. 


The ITD 24 Conference welcomes everybody active or interested in transdisciplinarity and other forms of collaborative research.


Read more about the ITD24 conference

Thank you for reading our newsletter of STEAM+ Innovating STE(A)M in Higher Education with Transdisciplinary Talent Programs!

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Project Coordinator: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands                            

STEAM+ newsletter editor: University of Oslo, Norway


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