Creativity and Innovation Mobile Video Competition

According to the United Nations, the concept of creativity is open to interpretation from artistic expression to problem-solving in the context of economic, social and sustainable development. On #WCID, the world is invited to embrace the idea that innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of nations. Innovation, creativity and mass entrepreneurship can provide new momentum for economic growth, job creation and providing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. On World Creativity and Innovation Day, we invite you to share in our #covidcreativitychallenge by participating in this mobile video competition.

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Opportunities

The ICGEB conducts innovative research, training, collaboration and technology transfer in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries, with applications in several scientific fields. Applications for current opportunities must be made through NIHERST (the T&T liason for ICGEB). Note that the deadlines have been extended for this cycle and a special call for grants for research into COVID-19, is now available. Read More

NYSC 2020 Cancelled

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to expand, and out of an abundance of caution, the Executive Committee of the National Youth Science Foundation Board of Trustees has made the unanimous decision to cancel the upcoming 2020 National Youth Science Camp. The Executive Committee does expect that the National Youth Science Camp will be held in 2021. Read More

FIRST® LEGO® League - City Shaper

NIHERST is the official operating partner for the FIRST® LEGO® League programme in Trinidad & Tobago by LEGO Education. In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in keeping with Cabinet’s measures to prevent the spread of the virus by avoiding gatherings above 10 persons, it is with deep disappointment that the current FIRST® LEGO® League season has been suspended with immediate effect.

This directive was given to us by FIRST, the International organisation responsible for the FIRST® LEGO® League worldwide. All season play across all Programs worldwide has been suspended, including the cancellation of both World Festivals.

NIHERST hosts Afternoon Forum - its first Business & Networking Event

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency, operating under the Ministry of Education, hosted its first Business and Networking event on Level 4 at the Ministry of Education Towers, St. Vincent Street, POS on Friday 24th January 2020. NIHERST has planned three stakeholder engagement initiatives for this fiscal year with the chief aim of strengthening relationships and consultations with key stakeholders of the institute in pursuit of strategic work priorities. Read More

NIHERST celebrates its brain-child -- ‘Teach ME’

On Tuesday 12th November 2019, the project "Increasing Teachers Confidence for My Education (Teach ME) held its Innovation Competition & Awards Ceremony at the NIHERST National Science Centre. Read More

NIHERST, Shell sign new contract to promote STEM education in Trinidad and Tobago

The STEM programme in Trinidad and Tobago has received an added boost with the recent signing of a three-year contract between the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited (STTL). Read More

NASA Stories - Exposed!

Five (5) students represented NIHERST and Trinidad & Tobago, at a 10-week internship at the NASA Ames Research Centre, California, U.S. Read More

Survey of ICT in Secondary Schools, 2019

NIHERST will be conducting a Survey of ICT in Secondary Schools during the period October – November 2019. The objective of the study is to collect benchmark data with regard to availability, accessibility, usage and attitudes to ICT in secondary schools to inform policy-makers, decision-makers, educators and all stakeholders in education. Read More

Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis appointed as President of NIHERST

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency, operating under the Ministry of Education, has a new President. Appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the advice of the Minister, Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis received her Instrument of Appointment from the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, during a brief ceremony at the Education Towers on Monday 5th August, 2019. Read More