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The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 30 September 2018, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. Who knows – next year, you may get to work as a student assistant in your own course!

How do you think teaching should be organised? What subjects should be taught, and using which methods? What roles should students and lecturers play? Explore uncharted terrain and think about ways to make education fun, challenging and meaningful. With this Challenge, you get a say in the way education is organised at the IIS and within the UvA.

How does it work?

The Challenge is open to all UvA students, Bachelor’s and Master’s alike, and will consist of three rounds. In the first round you submit your idea, in the second round you develop your idea further, and in the third round you pitch it to a panel of experts. The panel chooses the final winner, who will work with the IIS to make the course an actual part of the curriculum. The winning course will be launched in September 2019, with the winning student appointed by the UvA as the course's student assistant!

Students without borders

Crossing boundaries is what the Challenge is all about. Not just between students and lecturers and between faculties and disciplines, but also between academia and society.

Further information

Visit the website for more information and to find out how to submit your idea.

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