What is Global Talent Mentoring™?

What is Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing?

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ is a new, excit­ing online plat­form launch­ing in 2020. The online plat­form will pro­vide excep­tion­al­ly tal­ent­ed and moti­vat­ed youth with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cul­ti­vate their tal­ents in STEMM (sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, math­e­mat­ics, and med­ical sci­ences).

Through one-on-one and group men­tor­ing, inter­na­tion­al­ly lead­ing experts in STEMM will guide stu­dents on an indi­vid­u­al­ized path to excel­lence.

A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ is that it will be based on sound, sci­en­tif­ic research prac­tice.

Glob­al Tal­ent Devel­op­ment in STEMM

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ will pro­vide high­ly effec­tive men­tor­ing to tal­ent­ed youth from dif­fer­ent cul­tures and coun­tries as they devel­op their excel­lence in STEMM. With many of the world’s press­ing issues reliant upon dig­i­tal solu­tions, med­ical break­throughs, and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, STEMM experts have nev­er been more rel­e­vant and in demand than right now.

Com­plete­ly inter­net-based, Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ bridges geo­graph­ic dis­tance to con­nect the bright­est young minds with dis­tin­guished researchers, aca­d­e­mics, and pro­fes­sion­als and to build a glob­al hub of tal­ent devel­op­ment and pro­fes­sion­al guid­ance. Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ will be free of charge for all par­tic­i­pants.

Online Men­tor­ing for High STEMM Poten­tials

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ seeks to devel­op excel­lent per­for­mances of tal­ent­ed youth in their field of STEMM through the means of online men­tor­ing. Online men­tor­ing is—with care­ful sci­en­tif­ic implementation—a high­ly effec­tive means of indi­vid­ual sup­port for tal­ent­ed learn­ers.

  • One-on-one men­tor­ing: each par­tic­i­pat­ing mentee will be matched with an indi­vid­ual men­tor, who is an expert in a spe­cif­ic STEMM field.
  • Men­tor­ing pods: two or three pairs of mentees and men­tors will work togeth­er on spe­cif­ic STEMM projects.
  • Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ com­mu­ni­ty: mentees and men­tors will have access to net­work­ing with all par­tic­i­pat­ing mentees and men­tors of the Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ com­mu­ni­ty via mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels.
  • Indi­vid­u­al­ized learn­ing path­ways: inter­na­tion­al­ly lead­ing experts in STEMM fields will guide stu­dents on indi­vid­u­al­ized learn­ing path­ways to STEMM excel­lence.

Research-Based Preparation of Global Talent Mentoring™


The Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™ project will con­duct stud­ies in two phas­es: (1) before the start of men­tor­ing and (2) dur­ing the men­tor­ing on the GTM online plat­form.

1. Pre-Men­tor­ing Research (2018 to 2020)

Opti­mal Tal­ent Devel­op­ment in STEMM Fields: Stud­ies on experts’ views on dif­fer­ent sup­port mech­a­nisms (men­tor­ing, enrich­ment pro­grams, etc.) for tal­ent devel­op­ment in STEMM fields will be con­duct­ed. Experts from dif­fer­ent coun­tries, fields (STEMM, tal­ent devel­op­ment, net­work­ing, etc.), and in dif­fer­ent roles (researchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, etc.) will be invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate.

Needs Assess­ment for Best Prac­tice for Men­tor­ing Pro­grams: Poten­tial mentees and men­tors, as well as experts from dif­fer­ent areas (STEMM edu­ca­tion, gift­ed­ness, etc.) will be sur­veyed about their needs, require­ments, and ideas con­cern­ing what they think an ide­al men­tor­ing pro­gram would entail. This is essen­tial dur­ing the pre-men­tor­ing phase so that the research team can design and build an opti­mal men­tor­ing pro­gram.

Opti­mal Online Men­tor­ing (Part A): Exist­ing online men­tor­ing pro­grams will be ana­lyzed to deter­mine what aspects (match­ing cri­te­ria, com­mu­ni­ca­tion behav­ior, etc.) are essen­tial for effec­tive online men­tor­ing process­es.

Opti­mal Online Men­tor­ing (Part B): The ways in which men­tor­ing best works on an online plat­form will be stud­ied. Usabil­i­ty stud­ies, research on online plat­forms, and more will be explored.

2. Research dur­ing Men­tor­ing (2020 and beyond)

As soon as men­tor­ing starts, ongo­ing for­ma­tive eval­u­a­tions will be car­ried out to deter­mine the effec­tive­ness of the pro­gram. For­ma­tive eval­u­a­tion results will be used to make con­tin­u­ous improve­ments to the online plat­form.

Lon­gi­tu­di­nal stud­ies will be con­duct­ed com­par­ing the growth of stu­dents in the men­tor­ing group with stu­dents in a wait-list con­trol group (i.e., those who are wait­ing to be assigned a men­tor) at sev­er­al time points.

In addi­tion, fac­tors con­tribut­ing to men­tor­ing suc­cess will be exam­ined, such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion about STEMM top­ics, qual­i­ty of mentee–mentor rela­tion­ships, and STEMM project involve­ment.

Global Talent Mentoring™ as part of the World Giftedness Center

World Gift­ed­ness Cen­ter

Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing™, spear­head­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regens­burg, Ger­many, under the guid­ance of Prof. Dr. Hei­drun Stoeger, is one of sev­er­al projects that are part of the vir­tu­al World Gift­ed­ness Cen­ter, a larg­er research under­tak­ing that will launch in 2021 .

The World Gift­ed­ness Cen­ter is an endeav­our by the UNESCO-rec­og­nized Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum Foun­da­tion for Dis­tin­guished Aca­d­e­m­ic Per­for­mance.


Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger (Project direction)

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stöger

Dr. Daniel Balestrini (Project coordination)

Dr. Daniel Balestrini

Dr. Julia Steinbach (Project coordination)

Dr. Julia Steinbach

Faisal Ahsan

Faisal Ahsan

Dr. Lars Döhling

Dr. Lars Döhling

Christin Graml, M.A.

Christin Graml, M.A.

Ildikó Győryné Csomó

Ildikó Győryné Csomó

Karin Hüttche

Karin Hüttche

Dr. Linlin Luo

Dr. Linlin Luo

Matthias Mader, M.A.

Matthias Mader, M.A.


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Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing is a project of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regens­burg and there­fore uses the cen­tral pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regens­burg, which you can find here: Data pro­tec­tion pol­i­cy.

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