JU becomes member of International Centre for STEM education

The School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University has become an elected member of the International Centre for STEM education (ICSE)external link, opens in new window, a consortium of 14 European universities that are collaborating to carry out research in STEM education. 

In summer of 2018, the School of Education at Jönköping University became an elected member of ICSE. The ultimate aim of ICSE is to help improve STEM education across Europe through practice-related research and its transfer into practice. STEM is a term used to group together the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

"Through the membership in this prestigious consortiaum we have access to collaboration with some of the most successful international research institutes in the STEM education research arena," says Jesper Boesen, Associate Professor of Mathematics Didactics who is leading the collaboration on behalf of the School of Education and Communication. 

The IncluSMe project,external link, opens in new window an Erasmus+ project focussing on intercultural learning in mathematics and science initial teacher education, is one example of the consortium's initiatives. The School of Education and Communication have delivered two modules to the project, which is concluding in 2019. ICSE has three international projects running in parallel and are currently working on a set of H2020 and Erasmus+ proposals for the coming years.

The partner universities that make up ICSE have previously collaborated on many successful European projects, such as Mascilexternal link, opens in new window, Primasexternal link, opens in new window, Instemexternal link, opens in new window, Compasexternal link, opens in new window and Lemaexternal link, opens in new window.