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The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies' elective course programme for the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024 is available. A diverse range of boundary-crossing courses that reflect the challenges facing our society today, including 'Food, Animals and the Environment', the winning course of the sustainability edition of the UvA Create a Course Challenge, and 'Global Digital Cultures', on the ways digital platforms influence our culture and practices. This semester, students with a social science background can take three additional courses focused on food and sustainability.

Education at the IIS

Each semester, the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) offers a range of interdisciplinary electives that are relevant to the challenges facing our society today. This coming semester's programme includes:

The IIS electives are open to multiple audiences: students and staff of all UvA faculties, students of other Dutch educational institutions and other interested parties who can take part as 'contract students'. 

Registration & more information

Registration is open from 19 to 26 June 2023. For UvA Bachelor's students, registration is done via the GLASS registration rounds. UvA Master's students can send a short motivation to Employees can join as contract students and can register by completing the online registration form. Please see the information on the IIS website for course-specific options.