Conference Organisation

Why hosting this conference?
Although we see many developments in higher education to establish educational curricula crossing the borders of domains, interdisciplinary education has yet to become part of the mainstream. In order to fully integrate knowledge and skills from various disciplines and obtain a more complete understanding of our complex society in transition, we need a new approach to education. Therefore, in 2016 the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) of the University of Amsterdam, started to build an active interdisciplinary education network in the Netherlands (and the rest of the world) to be able to combine forces to cope with challenges that interdisciplinary education brings, and define the standards of Interdisciplinary Education together. This resulted, among other things, in hosting an interdisciplinary conference for all academic universities, and applied universities of The Netherlands – and Belgium. This conference took place in February 2017 and set an example to be followed. IIS asked 4TU.CEE to organize the second edition of this event, which they gladly accepted.

About IIS
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies has gathered valuable experience and expertise during the last 15 years, collaborating with our partners from both inside and outside the academic world. We have now made it our mission to share our knowledge and insight with teachers, curriculum developers and programme directors, thereby promoting the growth and further development of Interdisciplinary education in the Netherlands.

About 4TU.CEE
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies has gathered valuable experience and expertise during the last 15 years, collaborating with our partners from both inside and outside the academic world. We have now made it our mission to share our knowledge and insight with teachers, curriculum developers and programme directors, thereby promoting the growth and further development of Interdisciplinary education in the Netherlands.
4TU.CEE is a network of the 4 technical universities of the Netherlands and believes in jointly inspiring, stimulating, supporting and disseminating effective and high quality Engineering Education through research and application of evidence-based innovations. Interdisciplinary learning is one of the central characteristics of contemporary engineering education and of design-based education. 4TU.CEE has a special focus on integrating mathematics in engineering in education.

 

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Conference Team
Perry den Brok – Head of Conference
Chantal Brans – Production & Programme
Daniëlle van der Hagen – Production
Tamara Harmsen – Communication