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Innovating STE(A)M in Higher Education through Transdisciplinary Talent Programs


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. It is supported by the EU’s Erasmus+ program in Key Action 3 (support for policy reform), as a Forward-Looking Cooperation Project.

Europe faces grand challenges, such as climate change and energy transition. These challenges have a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at their core, but skills and knowledge from all other subjects are needed to create STEAM solutions. We need to use brains, hearts and hands of all talents to tackle these challenges. That is what STEAM+ is all about.

The STEAM+ project uses transdisciplinary talent programs as laboratories of innovation in higher education (HE). The project is co-created by a dedicated and qualified team of 18 partners from 9 countries, bringing together educators, policy makers and future employers, united in their aim to provide new generations with future-proof skills.

STEAM+ combines three key innovative elements:

  • Applying a holistic approach, starting with grand challenges, using international, transdisciplinary and educational chain perspectives;
  • Using the proven innovative power of transdisciplinary talent programs;
  • Collaborating transnationally with 18 HE and policy partners and 34 enthusiastic associate partners to optimize dissemination of results and impact.
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