After this course the student is able to:
- address the limitations of current knowledge of their discipline,
- be aware of one's own biases and assumptions, and to value different perspectives,
- weigh disciplinary insights, and find common ground between the disciplinary insights,
- create new insights by integrating disciplinary perspectives,
- design, plan, and execute an interdisciplinary research project.
Period (from - till): 3-14 December 2018|
Dr. ir. M.E.G.L. Lumens
Dr. G.M.J. Ramakers
One overarching interdisciplinary theme will be chosen each year. This year the theme is Food and health. In the first few days, lecture/discussion will be organized with experts in the field to help students familiarize with the topic, get an overview of the current debate, and the problems to solve. In the meantime, students will be instructed on the principles of interdisciplinary research.
Students form interdisciplinary groups of 3/4 and develop a research question within the theme that captured their interest. After presenting their plans and receiving (peer) feedback on the feasibility of their plans, students make a concrete plan for the rest of the course period and divide tasks. Each team has a supervisor.
Literature/study material used:
RegistrationYou can apply for this course through Osiris Student.
The course registrations of the course will be open at specific intervals based on the starting date.
See the information on the Study Guide. Registration for these courses will open in the second half of September.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Students should be enrolled in a master's programme of the Graduate School of Life Sciences.