The content on this page was translated automatically.

  • What is this MINT actually?

  • In a nutshell, MINT covers the four areas of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology.

  • Okay, that sounds very theoretical and not that exciting.

  • Do artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, medical technology or forensics sound more interesting?

  • Oh yes, is that also STEM?

  • Yes, STEM encompasses a lot, so everyone can find something suitable. At the University of Kassel, for example, there are the fields of laboratory astrophysics, developmental genetics, animal physiology, solar and systems engineering, human-machine systems engineering, software engineering, sustainable resource management, hydrogeology, digital technology and much more. You're looking at a lot of different things, but it's all STEM.

  • Okay that sounds exciting. But also pretty complicated. And why exactly is all this so important now?

  • Quite simply, STEM is needed to solve many of today's problems. One example is the energy transition. In general, everything that has to do with energy belongs to STEM.

  • Ah ok, are there also examples that I have to deal with directly in my life?

  • Of course, your smartphone for example, or cars. All that is STEM, too.

  • So STEM is almost everywhere?

  • Yes, exactly, and that's why it needs a lot of people who are involved in it. The shortage of skilled workers is a big problem, and that's despite the fact that the job prospects are so good, not only now but also in the future.

  • I see, so I'm going to take a closer look at STEM and this website.