- Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
- Prof. Ron Blonder
Secretariat and Administration:Shani Motsa
The goals of the SciCar project are: (1) to systematically improve the level of expertise in science and technology education among researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and (2) to promote collaboration in science education between three European universities: Tartu in Estonia, Helsinki in Finland, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. These goals are achieved by creating a dynamic and sustainable framework for cooperation and knowledge. Consequently, the purpose of the project is to reduce the large gap which currently exists in science education between researchers – who tend to focus solely on research – and educators, aiming at preparing teachers for guiding future generations of researchers. This gap may be diminished by attracting researchers to teaching, while still applying their knowledge to research. The project also strives specifically to increase students’ awareness of scientific careers and the intra-institutional synergies of units responsible for education, research, and technology studies at the University of Tartu (UT) through collaboration with two world leaders in specific fields.
All the above takes place in light of all the latest global socio-economic developments, which calls for solutions and effective actions in all areas of life in general, and in the environmental particular.
The project is a part of Horizon 2020 – Twinning of Research Institutions.
Project partnership: Estonia, Finland, and Israel