Mete Atatüre, Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge, met students of Bahçeşehir College on 25 March 2019, to talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in the UK and it was broadcast live. Professor Mete Atatüre, who conducts research in Quantum Physics, provided students with information about STEM education in the UK and shared his own inspiring success stories. All questions about STEM education in the UK were covered in this speech. Click the link above to watch the entire talk.

Why should you study STEM in the UK?

  • How can a UK education broaden career prospects?
  • What opportunities can a STEM education offer students?
  • How does the UK approach research and the latest developments in STEM?
  • What is the entrepreneurial approach in STEM 
  • How are researches conducted in the UK?
  • How is academic life in the UK?

UK STEM education

The UK is one of the leading countries in the world in STEM education, having amassed considerable expertise in the field. It is ranked number two globally in terms of high-quality research potential and the number of researchers, and number one in terms of researcher success. UK universities are ranked among the best in the world and are well-known for their creativity and innovation in research.

Briefly, STEM education provides students with a holistic and interdisciplinary education that can help them to tackle problems in their student lives, while also aiding in their skill development. 

STEM education focuses on a student’s entire educational life. By integrating four key disciplines –science, technology, engineering and mathematics –into a cohesive education, STEM education provides students with a high quality, creative and critical interdisciplinary education.

About the speaker

Mete Atatüre, Professor of Physics, Fellow, Director of Studies and Tutor at St. John’s College
Mete Atature received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from the Physics Department of Bilkent University in Turkey, after which he attended the Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for his PhD studies. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Quantum Photonics Group in ETH Zurich. He joined the Cavendish Laboratory in June 2007 as a University Lecturer, and earned his a Readership in 2011 and his Professorship in 2015.

Research Interests
His current research interests include the optical control of single and multiple quantum-dot spins, high-resolution spectroscopy of diamond-based emitters, solid-state cavity-QED and nanoplasmonics.

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