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Results: 1 - 20 of 128
  • 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 ...
  • New publication: Seeing the City
    25 Nov 2020
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies proudly presents the latest publication: 'Seeing the City'! In this book, researchers from different disciplines sketch an overview of methods with which urban variation ...
  • Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge
    11 Nov 2020
    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.
  • René Smits UvA Lecturer of the year and wins Carte Blanche
    20 Oct 2020
    Every year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) awards the so-called 'Carte Blanche' to the UvA Lecturer of the Year. This prize means that the teacher is free to develop an interdisciplinary teaching ...
  • The IIS provides Pressure Cookers for six UvA programmes
    30 Sep 2020
    This semester, students from six different courses at the UvA will start working with the online Design Thinking Pressure Cooker. With a total participation of nearly 300 students, the IIS Pressure Cooker is now ...
  • Emiel van Loon new programme director Future Planet Studies
    29 Sep 2020
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) says farewell to Boris Jansen after six years and welcomes Emiel van Loon as the new programme director of Future Planet Studies (FPS). Which events of the past six ...
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Degrowth and University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy
    28 Sep 2020
    Last call! Some interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Degrowth (6 EC) or University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy (3 EC).
  • Sustainable Development Goals in IIS Education
    25 Sep 2020
    Today is SDG Action Day! A good moment to reflect on the importance and urgency of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the United Nations. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) ...
  • New elective Pandemic wants to look beyond the corona crisis
    31 Aug 2020
    From September, students can study the causes, developments and consequences of virus outbreaks in the new Pandemic elective. Teacher Esther Quaedackers has already talked to Folia magazine about the ...
  • In development: DISC bachelor's programme
    7 Aug 2020
    In the past academic year, major steps have been taken in the development of the new interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree programme Digital Innovations and Social Change (DISC).