The Program

The Program

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing is a world­wide pro­gram that pro­vides long-term, research-based sup­port and guid­ance to stu­dents from all coun­tries who excel in one or more STEMM fields, all at no cost. The core method of tal­ent sup­port is one-on-one men­tor­ing, com­bined with col­lab­o­ra­tive and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary dis­cus­sion of and work on STEMM top­ics in projects and chal­lenges. Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing offers a sin­gu­lar oppor­tu­ni­ty for net­work­ing: a com­mu­ni­ty of emi­nent, inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned STEMM experts togeth­er with excel­lent youths, each eager to devel­op their tal­ents, pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­nect with spe­cial­ists and inquis­i­tive young aca­d­e­mics from all over the world.

To this end, Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing recruits excep­tion­al­ly tal­ent­ed youths in STEMM to become mentees and out­stand­ing STEMM experts to vol­un­teer as men­tors. The pro­gram then match­es each mentee with a men­tor in the same field of inter­est, gen­er­al­ly from a dif­fer­ent culture.

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing helps mentees build their own indi­vid­ual learn­ing path­ways. A learn­ing path­way is a plan that guides mentees to achieve excel­lence in their respec­tive fields. The Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing online plat­form offers tools for mentees to design their indi­vid­ual learn­ing path­ways and con­nects them with men­tors and oth­er spe­cial­ists who are ready and able to advise the mentees on the imple­men­ta­tion of their learn­ing pathway.

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing reach­es out to its mentees and men­tors through its net­work of part­ners. Our inter­na­tion­al net­work con­nects the most out­stand­ing stu­dents and experts from all con­ti­nents, there­by achiev­ing a tru­ly glob­al net­work of STEMM tal­ents and specialists.

The con­cept and the prepa­ra­tion of Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing are based on rig­or­ous sci­en­tif­ic research. Addi­tion­al­ly, accom­pa­ny­ing research of the pro­gram’s key features—mentoring, net­work­ing, and learn­ing pathways—is an inte­gral part of Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing. Only with that kind of research can men­tor­ing pro­grams ensure their effec­tive­ness and con­tin­u­al­ly enhance the men­tor­ing expe­ri­ence for both mentees and mentors.

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing is a pro­gram by the Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum Foun­da­tion for Med­ical and Edu­ca­tion­al Sci­ences in Dubai, Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Hei­drun Stoeger at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regens­burg and Prof. Drs. Albert Ziegler at the Friedrich Alexan­der Uni­ver­si­ty of Erlan­gen-Nurem­berg in Ger­many. Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing is a flag­ship offer­ing of the World Gift­ed­ness Cen­ter.