EU STEM Coalition - Taskforce Meeting: Directors-General for Higher Education Meeting of the Estonian EU presidency

EU STEM Coalition - Taskforce Meeting: Directors-General for Higher Education Meeting of the Estonian EU presidency

Date: 
13 October 2017
Host organisation: 
European Commission / Estonian presidency
Country: 
Estonia
City & meeting location: 
Tallinn
Short summary: 

Following the publication of the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education, the EU STEM Coalition was invited by the Estonian EU presidency to present the platform approach at the Directors-General for Higher Education meeting. 

Objective of the meeting: 

To provide an overview of the 'platform approach' aimed at increasing STEM uptake and reducing skills mismatch in STEM. 

Description: 

Following the publication of the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education, the EU STEM Coalition was invited by the Estonian EU presidency to present the platform approach at the Directors-General for Higher Education meeting (DGHE). The presentation was given by Mrs. Beatrice Boots, director of the Dutch national STEM platform and chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the EU STEM Coalition. The presentation covered the background and various aspects of the platform approach.

 

The presentation followed the publication of the European Commission's 'Communication on a Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education', which proposed "to launch an upscaled EU STE(A)M Coalition" based on the EU STEM Coalition network. 

Next steps: 

Following the DGHE meeting several exchanges took place with the European Commission to explore how the EU STEM Coalition can contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Communication of a Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education.

QUICK: publications

Research and Innovation Performance Estonia: Country Profile 2014
Source / author:
European Commission
Publication date:
Monday, 3 November 2014
Publication type:
Reports and studies
Country:
Estonia

The indicators in the report present a synthesis of research and innovation performance in Estonia. They relate knowledge investment and input to performance and economic output throughout the innovation cycle. They show thematic strengths in key technologies and also the high-tech and medium-tech contribution to the trade balance. The indicator on excellence in science and technology takes into consideration the quality of scientific production as well as technological development. The Innovation Output Indicator covers technological innovation, skills in knowledge-intensive activities, the competitiveness of knowledge-intensive goods and services, and the innovativeness of fast-growing enterprises, focusing on innovation output. The indicator on the knowledge-intensity of the economy focuses on the economy’s sectoral composition and specialisation and shows the evolution of the weight of knowledge-intensive sectors and products.