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The IIS has over 20 years of experience in interdisciplinary education and continues content-based development of educational innovation with an interdisciplinary nature. The Institute identifies new themes and issues that connect to contemporary developments in academia and society.

The Institute has expertise in:

  • educational development and interdisciplinarity
  • curriculum development and accompanying organisational development
  • teacher professionalisation with regard to interdisciplinarity

What we offer

The IIS tackles various issues from an operational to a strategic level. We use project management, market research, research and evaluation, advice, training, coaching, process supervision or interim services, whether this concerns redesigning and evaluating the organisational structure for interdisciplinary education, the quality assurance of a degree programme or the development of a range of educational tools.

Added value for the university

The added value of the IIS lies in the inspiring interplay between its tasks, as a result of which it is able to provide in-house advice, development and implementation. This results in innovative interdisciplinary educational activities. An interdisciplinary degree programme or track or minor can provide the faculty, degree programme or institute with an entirely new dynamic, as witnessed by the great popularity of degree programmes such as PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) for the Faculty of Law, the Master’s programme in ‘Brain and Cognitive Sciences’  for the ABC (Amsterdam Brain and Cognition) research institute, or the broad Tesla and Future NOW minors for the purpose of a better connection between academia and society.