The Interdisciplinary Assessment Project
Connecting Science & Business
Talk by: Filip van den Bossche (KU Leuven)
The Interdisciplinary Assessment Project gives Master’s students in business engineering, industrial engineering, and environment, health and safety management the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on a real business project for a technological company. The project is presented as an example of how interdisciplinary education can be integrated in a curriculum, with focus on the strengths and pitfalls in student coaching and assessment of interdisciplinary competences.
A model for future fit education
Contextualising academic knowledge
Talk by: Sjoerd Louwaars & Monique Snijder (Leiden University)
In 2013, the Centre for Innovation launched the interdisciplinary minor in Innovation, Co-Creation and Global Impact, in which students are challenged to develop a business plan, set up a crowdfunding campaign, and design a pilot experiment to test the assumptions underpinning their start-up initiative. We will discuss how working on real-life cases contextualises academic knowledge, stimulates skills development and promotes a self-directed attitude.
The PREMIUM excellence programme
Adding value to the development of professional skills
Talk by: Ellen Bastiaens (Maastricht University)
The excellence programme ‘PREMIUM’ was developed for students from different faculties to work on a project defined by an external client. They receive support from a mentor, are coached on their personal development and participate in a series of workshops focusing on the development of professional skills. During this presentation, we will discuss the recruitment process, how to connect students to a client, the support of mentors and coaches, and the variety of workshops.
Discussion leader: Joris Buis (University of Amsterdam)