MINT region West Palatinate

MINT-Region Westpfalz
[MINT region West Palatinate]

Quelle: Körber-Stiftung/Jann Wilken

MINT competencies form the basis for the economic future opportunities of our region. Reason enough for us to put the promotion of these competencies and enthusiasm for MINT topics on our agenda. The goal of the "MINT Region Westpfalz" is not only to attract young people to technical courses of study, but also to provide training for the many professions that require previous technical knowledge.

At the beginning of 2017, we were recognized as one of seven "MINT Plus regions" nationwide by the Stifterverband and Körber Foundation. During the two-year funding period, we took stock of the MINT offerings and supported several MINT projects. At the beginning of 2018, together with the Körber Foundation, we hosted a nationwide MINT conference in Kaiserslautern. After initially focusing on MINT offerings from the science sector, since 2020 we have been working with additional partners to strengthen the foundation of MINT education. Several promising projects have already been launched, such as the expansion of the MINT Hub Rhineland-Palatinate to the Western Palatinate.

Project period: since the end of 2015

Projektpartner: Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern | Technische Universität Kaiserslautern | Hochschule Kaiserslautern | Körber-Stiftung | MINT-Geschäftsstelle Rheinland-Pfalz | IHK Pfalz | HWK Pfalz | Wissensfabrik u.v.m.