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Results: 1 - 20 of 137
  • The IIS as a testing ground for transition-focused education
    10 Jun 2021
    Society is facing urgent, complex issues that are not easy to manage. Examples include the development of sustainable energy supplies, accessible healthcare, a just city and inclusive digitalisation. Radical changes ...
  • UvA Sustainability Grant awarded to 6 lecturers
    1 Jun 2021
    Six UvA lecturers were recently awarded the UvA Sustainability Grant, organised by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC). This grant offers lecturers of all ...
  • New IIS Honours module: 'The next great/small transformation' starting in September 2021
    31 May 2021
    Society is facing urgent and complex challenges, such as climate change, inequality, pandemics and digitisation. Because these issues are firmly rooted in existing societal structures and institutions, shaping ...
  • The Big History Podcast is now available online
    31 May 2021
    The Big History Podcast will take you on a journey through all known history, from the Big Bang to today. An interdisciplinary group of professors from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will guide you through ...
  • IIS Honours module on Urban Mental Health: ‘A very good exercise in academic freedom’
    31 May 2021
    There’s still a long way to go before global urbanisation reaches its peak. While 50% of the global population currently lives in an urban region, that is expected to increase to about 70% by 2050. Urban regions have ...
  • Food, Animals and the Environment wins special Sustainability edition of UvA Create a Course Challenge
    24 May 2021
    Caatje Kluskens, a 22-year-old student Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, convinced the jury with her pitch for the course 'Food, Animals and the Environment: The relationship between humans, ...
  • New IIS Elective courses for first semester 2021-2022
    24 May 2021
    Every academic year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers a range of electives that are open to all UvA students. Next semester's electives include several new courses relevant to actual contemporary ...
  • Create a Course Challenge: These five ideas will proceed to the grand finale on 20 May
    11 May 2021
    As many as 917 UvA students and staff members have voted on their top 3 of the 10 selected ideas in the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability. The votes have been counted; these five ideas for a ...
  • Vote for a new interdisciplinary elective course
    23 Apr 2021
    Out of 36 submitted ideas for the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability, 10 ideas have been selected. Cast your vote and help decide which ideas should continue in the race to become a new, ...
  • Reflecting on the IIS elective course Pandemic
    1 Apr 2021
    After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, throughout the UvA several initiatives arose to contribute the fight against it. Esther Quaedackers and a few others came up with the idea of developing ...
  • Conference Programme of the 4th online edition of the NIE conference announced
    2 Mar 2021
    The theme of the fourth online edition of the National Interdisciplinary Education Conference on Friday, 12 March 2021 from 3 PM - 5 PM (Central European Time) is Arts-Science collaborations.
  • The IIS Pressure Cooker put into practice: Special Topic in Cognitive Science
    1 Mar 2021
    In the year-long course Special Topic in Cognitive Science, first-year students of the Research Master’s programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences are challenged to provide an answer to a Big Question. For example: ...
  • Two more weeks to join the UvA Create a Course Challenge: deadline 17 March
    1 Mar 2021
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for a new interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea ...
  • Online lecture series Crossing Forensic Borders highly successful, especially in times of COVID-19
    26 Feb 2021
    Despite the considerable challenges posed by the pandemic, these times also present opportunities for very surprising and valuable new initiatives. Arian van Asten and Maurice Aalders from the Co van Ledden ...
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Sexology and Big History
    4 Jan 2021
    Do you have your curriculum complete for the 2nd semester? If not: A few interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Sexology (6 EC) or Big History ...
  • IIS grant in action: ‘Teaching reflexivity and positionality’
    17 Dec 2020
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) wants to give everyone within the University of Amsterdam the opportunity to experiment with their education. That is why it offers educational professionals the ...
  • New IIS Electives
    10 Dec 2020
    Every semester, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies works hard to maintain the variety of interdisciplinary electives, available to all students from the entire UvA, to keep them up-to-date, socially relevant ...
  • IIS Podcasts
    3 Dec 2020
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies normally organizes a ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ every six weeks, where knowledge is shared about education, from within and outside the UvA. Topics can vary from experimenting with ...
  • Winner 2020
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2020: Digital Warfare
    27 Nov 2020
    The finals of already the fifth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 26 November, where five finalists presented their ideas online to the jury and audience. Even though all courses were ...
  • Winner Create a Course Challenge 2020: Digital Warfare
    27 Nov 2020
    The finals of already the fifth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 26 November, where five finalists presented their ideas online to the jury and audience. Even though all courses were ...