Many of the zdi networks and zdi student laboratories cooperate with universities throughout NRW. 37 of the more than 70 zdi student laboratories are even located at a university. The close cooperation between zdi.NRW and the universities enables children and young people to get a taste of university life, try out MINT topics in modern surroundings and learn about the latest scientific MINT findings. In this way, the students are shown various study options at the respective universities.
University President of the Ruhr West University, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susan Staude, puts it in a nutshell: “If young people can already implement or further develop their creative ideas with digital support of any kind while they are still at school, they may want to continue doing so in the future and decide to study one of the STEM subjects.”
Examples of cooperation with universities:
Preparations for the opening of the zdi school laboratory in Oberhausen are underway. This week there was a key handover with all donors.
The Anne-Frank-Gymnasium Werne and the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences recently sealed their partnership with a cooperation agreement, thereby strengthening the MINT profile of the grammar school. Principal Marcel Damberg and HSHL President Professor Dr. Klaus Zeppenfeld agreed on the joint…