Higher education teachers, managers, and policy makers discussed current issues in the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at university level.
In building a successful economy, governments look to build capacity in STEM graduates. They see innovative STEM graduates bringing creativity, ideas and drive to help the economy grow in a wide range of sectors. The STEM skill set is seen as key in today’s society of BIG data, high performance manufacturing, and complex societal challenges. This event brought together academics and higher education policy makers from the UK and the UAE and surrounding region; as they discussed how to embed innovation into STEM Higher Education so that graduates develop the ability to engage effectively in a super complex world to achieve sustainable economic growth.