House of Natural Sciences

House of Natural Sciences

Country: 
Denmark
Organisation role: 
National (lead) partner
Organisation type: 
Non-profit / foundation

The Danish 'House of Natural Sciences' (Naturvidenskabernes Hus) was established in 2007 as a non-profit development and visitors centre. The centre develops application-oriented and authentic educational experiences that aim to inspire youngsters to choose for choos an education in science and technology. Bridging the gap between education and business the centre inspires children and youngsters to become skilled, curious and innovative. 

 

The House of Natural Sciences offers a comprehensive series of teaching materials and activities for primary and secondary school teachers and pupils, e.g. for school-company cooperation through the national Jet-Net.dk network, hands-on activities voor students on site and teacher training. The goel of the House of Natural Sciences is to offer an attractive physical setting for the development of these activities. In the past eight years, the house of Natural Sciences launched over 60 different projects targeted at increasing the number of STEM graduates.

 

Jet-Net.dk is one of the flagship programmes of House of Natural Sciences. The goal of Jet-Net.dk is focused on joining schools and companies in co-beneficial one-on-one relationships working with STEM. Thereby providing the students in primary and secondary schools with knowledge concerning the activities of the companies, and possible STEM career opportunities within the companies.

 

Jet-Net.dk started I Denmark in 2012, and works with over 60 different sized tech companies and the same amount of schools. The Danish network and activities is bases on feasibility studies and inspiration from the Dutch model of Jet-Net and Platform Bèta Techniek (PBT), which was launched in 2002 by five Dutch technology companies.