Project Description

The rapid change of technology, growing globalisation and internationalisation in addition to the shift from industrial to knowledge-based eonomies has created the need for 21st century skills. Well-rounded 21CS are vital in battling uncertain future and aiding Europe in being more resilient and responding better to looming threats. Possesion of these skills is thus seen as a key to economic and post-COVID recovery.

STEM graduates are often reported to lack 21st century skills by employers, which in turn prevents them from innovating, developing, and adapting in uncertain, volatile times.

The Be21 skilled project argues that the introduction of 21CS and their integration into existing curricula has a potential impact to, firstly create more competent, job-ready STEM graduates and secondly foster a support system and by extension increase retention rates of at-risk female STEM students.

Therefore, there is a clear need in fostering 21CS both by upskilling STEM HEI teachers and students.

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