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The "International Dialogue on STEM Education" (IDoS) is a joint initiative of the Stiftung Kinder forschen and Siemens Stiftung.

Funding Partners

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Siemens Stiftung

As a non-profit corporate foundation, Siemens Stiftung promotes sustainable social development, which is crucially dependent on access to basic services, high-quality education, and an understanding of culture. To this effect, the Foundation’s project work supports people in taking the initiative to responsibly address current challenges. Together with partners, Siemens Stiftung develops and implements solutions and programs to support this effort, with technological and social innovation playing a central role. The actions of Siemens Stiftung are impact-oriented and conducted in a transparent manner.


DAAD (with funds from the Federal Foreign Office)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and scholars. Since its founding in 1925, the DAAD has supported around 2.6 million academics at home and abroad. It receives support from German universities and their students - in 2020, 242 universities and 105 student councils were registered members.

The DAAD is mainly funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. Other sponsors are foreign governments, companies, foundations and the “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft”. The DAAD's head office is located in Bonn, and the DAAD also maintains an office in Berlin, to which the renowned Artists-in-Berlin Program is affiliated. A network of 68 foreign offices and around 470 lectureships worldwide maintains contact with the most important partner countries on all continents and provides advisory services on the ground.

Non-Material Partners

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Under the patronage of: German Commission for UNESCO

The German Commission for UNESCO (DUK), based in Bonn, is a National Commission established under Article VII of the UNESCO Constitution, and is thus the link between Germany and UNESCO. It acts as an intermediary of foreign cultural and educational policy, and is supported by the Foreign Office. Its members reflect the broad spectrum of institutions and associations active in Germany in UNESCO’s areas of competence: education, science, culture and communication. It advises the Federal Government, Parliament and all other public bodies on UNESCO issues and coordinates the contribution of German experts and civil society to the drafting of UNESCO’s programmes and norms. The DUK is responsible for providing information on UNESCO’s areas of work and supports the implementation of its programmes.


Under the patronage of: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing international norms and finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.”