Study of popularising science and technology in Estonia

The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) in collaboration with HeiVäl Consulting carried out the research on the popularisation of science and technology “Study of popularising science and technology in Estonia”, commissioned by the Estonian Research Council.

The aim of the study was to provide an overview of the current state of the popularisation of science and technology (STEM), pinpoint the developments in this field from 2013-2018 and propose recommendations and suggestions for further planning of STEM activities.

The results of the study were published in June 2019.

More than 500 teachers, school leaders and hobby instructors were interviewed to map STEM activities, nearly 40 experts and policy makers were interviewed, and reports on projects supported in the 2014-2017 national call for proposals for science popularization were analyzed.

The web survey lasted from the second half of August 2018 until mid-September. The information obtained during this exercise was used in a generalized and anonymous manner in the study report.

All participants in the study were given the opportunity to participate in a scientific communication conference on 21 November.

In addition, the following prizes were drawn between the participating schools: