This projects is a joint cooperation between South East European University in North Macedonia, Linnaeus University in Sweden, Galatasaray University in Turkey and two high schools in North Macedonia. The aim of the project is to promote and improve the level of STEM education in North Macedonia through novel methodologies. Some of the activities planned by this project are as follows:

  • Establishment of the first makers-lab (Fablab) in North Macedonia, fully supported by South East European University
  • Creation of small STEM packs that will be distributed to high schools in North Macedonia
  • Creation of a modular training program for STEM education
  • Publication of a handbook that will be used for future training of pupils in STEM education

FOSTEM aims to address a major deficiency in primary and secondary schools in North Macedonia: to inspire and encourage pupils to study STEM related fields. For this purpose, the project aims to ease learning of this courses through numerous experiments with tangible results in the form of robotics,  3D printing, mechatronics, chemical and physics experiments; all aided by micro-computing platforms.

Project Information at a glance

Title(Acronym): Fostering Science Through STEM Education (FOSTEM)

Project number: 2020-1-MK01-KA201-077849

Funding programe: EU ERASMUS + KA2

Project Period : from 11/2020 to 06/2022 (20 months)

Countries: 3 (Macedonia, Sweden, Turkey)

Partners: 5 (SEE University, Galatasaray University, Linnaeus University, High School Kiril Pejkinovik, High School Ibrahim Temo)

Coordinator: Visar  Shehu, SEEU University