Shell NXplorers Programme - National Winners

What happens when you challenge 176 students from 12 secondary schools and three universities to come up with solutions for some of the toughest social and environmental problems facing the society? The result is nothing short of inspiring! Read More

Public Notice

In keeping with the Government’s Covid-19 regulations and to do our part to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we have implemented physical distancing protocols, until further notice. Read More

Students selected to attend the 2021 National Youth Science Camp

Five (5) local students have been selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the National Youth Science Camp. The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago and NIHERST have selected the T&T representatives as Synara Martin, Asia Dial, Sarah Edwards, Marie Hernandez and Imani Zakuri. Read More

New NIHERST Board Appointed

Members of the newly appointed Board of the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) received their Instruments of Appointment from the Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby – Dolly, Minister of Education at a virtual ceremony on Friday, 18th June, 2021. Read More

Women & Girls in Science Virtual Symposium

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes; NIHERST, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts, celebrated Women and Girls in Science on Thursday 11th February 2021. Read More

NIHERST & Soroptimist International Exhilarates Youth with First Virtual Science Fair -- Satellites for Survival

(October 16, 2020) The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency under the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Soroptimist International-Newtown, an organisation of women working through service projects to improve lives, hosted its first Virtual Science Fair, themed ‘Satellites for Survival’ on Friday 16th October 2020. Read More

NIHERST's 'Teach ME' Programme. Looking back at 2019

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