Interdisciplinary CSL course 2

Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary ICSL course 2: addres­sing chal­len­ges through trans­dis­ci­pli­nary research

The interdisciplinary CSL 2 course welcomes from February to June 2024 all Master's students from any disciplinary background to engage in inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge co-creation, and experience real-life research.

About the course: addressing challenges through transdisciplinary research
The Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning 2 (iCSL2) course is a part-time course, spread out over a 21-week period (6 ECTS). In the course you address challenges related to:

  • (Just) energy transitions
  • Food system transformation
  • Inclusive and resilient cities
  • Creating spaces for mental strength

This course runs in period 4-6: from February till June. It is a is a part-time course, spread out over a 21-week period.

What will you do in this course?
You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of students and interact with societal partners. Each member of the team tackles one aspect of the larger challenge, using their own disciplinary knowledge, insights, experiences, and methods. You will investigate these different disciplinary subquestions in the context of your individual thesis, graduation project, or internship.

You will meet periodically with your interdisciplinary team to integrate the insights from all projects, and consider the wider implications on the level of the overarching societal problem. At the end of the course, you deliver an interdisciplinary report and present your findings back to both a scientific and a societal audience, during a public dialogue event (part of the NWO-funded project Science with Society).

What will you learn?
By reporting the outcomes back to the societal actors, you contribute to actual societal impact and drive positive transformations in society. After this course, you will be able to integrate knowledge and insights from different disciplines in order to produce results, insights, and solutions for various complex societal challenges that transcend disciplines and organisational barriers. You will develop career-oriented skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and cultural understanding.

How to join?
Participating in iCSL2 awards you credits that can be added to your master diploma or you can get a separate certificate. Completion of the course awards 6 ECTS. For more information and signup, visit our website: contact the iCSL course coordinator Dr. Eduardo Urias:

Find further information in the flyer.


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