Global Talent Mentoring™ at a glance

A Global Online Mentoring Platform Connecting Young STEM Talents and STEMM Experts

The Global Talent Mentoring is an innovative online mentoring platform launching in late 2020 that aims to connect the brightest young minds in STEMM  (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical sciences), with distinguished researchers, academics, and professionals.

Global Talent Mentoring will provide a select group of exceptionally talented, highly motivated youths (mentees) with the opportunity to cultivate their talents in STEMM  through  evidence-based,  long-term,  online  mentoring.

One-on-one and group mentoring from internationally leading experts in STEMM fields (mentors) will guide mentees on an individualized path to excellence.

Mentoring will be for the long term, starting during upper-secondary education and continuing up to the completion of advanced studies (e.g., a PhD in a STEMM field). It will support the talented youth on their way to excellence with an individually co-created learning pathway, with the opportunity to network with equally talented and passionate youths, and with the wisdom and inspiration that only successful role models in carefully matched STEMM fields can offer.

Participation is online and free of charge for mentees and mentor volunteers.

Development of the Global Talent Mentoring is spearheaded by online mentoring expert Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger and her team at the University of Regensburg, Germany. The Global Talent Mentoring is one of several projects that are part of the World Giftedness Center (WGC), a larger research undertaking that will launch in late 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Supported by the UNESCO-recognized Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, the WGC is a virtual platform for sharing evidence-based talent development with a worldwide audience, paying particular attention to the networking of high and low socioeconomic status societies to increase the level of worldwide equity in the provision of high-quality, easily accessible talent-development options.


FORTH, a top-level research institution worldwide, comprises 8 Research Institutes. Its headquarters and central administration are based in Heraklion, Crete.

FORTH conducts specialized scientific research in strategic high-added value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest.

FORTH partners with Global Talent Mentoring to facilitate the success of the next generation of STEMM experts. In accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between FORTH and Global Talent Mentoring, FORTH will nominate outstanding young STEMM talents from Greece and Cyprus for consideration as mentees and assists the Mentoring Hub in finding internationally leading STEMM experts who are interested in volunteering as mentors. 

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