W-STEM Open Course
Building the future of Latin America
Tools for improving strategies and mechanisms of attraction, access and guidance of Women in STEM Higher Education programs

W-STEM is a project funded under European Union ERASMUS+ Capacity-building in Higher Education Programme (598923-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Welcome to the W-STEM Course. This course is designed to train and guide University staff (including academic staff, professional services staff, and management) in taking actions that will enhance women’s involvement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programmes in Universities. The course was designed using the outputs from the W-STEM project that was undertaken by fifteen university partners from Europe and Latin America.

The materials in this course can be explored flexibly, or they can be used by Universities to develop an accredited course for the continuing professional development for their own staff (and others). To understand the learning outcomes and to get an overview of the learning activities for the W-STEM Course, see here.

To use these materials, please navigate through the following sections in order:

1. Introduction and Context

2. Enacting Change in a University

3. Attraction

4. Access

5. Guidance