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MIRMI collaborates with Profile Schools to advance robotics and AI education in Bavaria


MIRMI-AIM supports five schools from Southeast Bavaria as part of the advisory body for the Profile Schools for Informatics and Future Technologies initiative (PIZ), launched by the Bavarian State Ministry for Education. As part of this project, the teachers responsible for the schools supported were invited to the MIRMI headquarters to present their approaches to robotics and AI in their school, and exchange their ideas on how best to prepare students for the digital age.

As part of PIZ, teachers were invited to MIRMI HQ to present their approaches and exchange ideas on teaching in robotics and AI.

The PIZ initiative awarded 50 ‘profile’ schools of different types across Bavaria for their special emphasis on computer science and future technologies in their teaching, which will serve as role models and multipliers in their respective regions or school types. PIZ aims to facilitate educational careers for those with a background in computer science and other technologies, areas which are typically dominated by competitive industry jobs. This involves helping teachers to keep up-to-date with latest developments in their fields and give them professional advantages and more connections across schools, so that curricula will be updated and adapted to the modern age. Ultimately, this will hopefully get more pupils interested in these topics, by keeping curricula updated and adapted to the modern age, and connecting profile schools with each other and partners from academia.

The teachers responsible for the five schools MIRMI supports gathered at MIRMI HQ to discuss ideas for robotics and AI education, alongside MIRMI representatives Dr Daniel Dücker and Henning Zwirnmann. “The presentations of these different types of schools, from special needs schools, through secondary schools up to vocational schools, in addition to the brief glimpse into current robotics research at MIRMI by Daniel Dücker, were very insightful,”, said Florian Schweiger, teacher at the Europa-Berufsschule in Weiden in der Oberpfalz. As educators continue to exchange ideas and implement research-backed approaches to education around computer science and future technologies, the region's workforce will be increasingly equipped to navigate the complexities of the digital age.

You can read more about the initiatives and the involved schools and partners here: