First National Interdisciplinary Education is sold out

30 January 2017

The National Interdisciplinary Education Conference, organized by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of the UvA, has sold out its first edition. On February 2nd, Dutch and Belgian universities share best practices, and their experiences with developing interdisciplinary education with the participants. From all over the country, eleven universities will present themselves during this conference.

Opening & Keynote

Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam, will open the conference, hosted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. This introduction will be followed by keynote speaker Robert Erdmann, senior scientist at the Rijksmuseum, who will share his experiences of using an interdisciplinary approach to preserve and understand famous cultural heritage. Witnessing the collaboration between disciplines at first hand has made him an expert on the value and challenges of interdisciplinary cooperation.


After these plenary talks, we will start our parallel sessions. During each round, you can choose between talks followed by a discussion, an interactive workshop or a panel discussion. Our full programme is available on our website, consisting of a wide range of topics such as interdisciplinary assessment, interprofessional collaboration and bridging the gap between science and society.

In addition, students will showcase their interdisciplinary research- projects during the lunch break.

More information about the programme can be found on our website


Published by  Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies