The Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning (iCSL): addressing challenges through transdisciplinary research course (AM_1253) is open to all AURORA Universities and will start from February to June 2022 (P4 to P6).
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is inviting interested Master students to join this course. The course is aimed for Master students from any discipline working on a thesis/internship/project-work related to any of the four themes (1. Climate change adaptation: urban gardens and urban agriculture; 2. Climate change mitigation: energy transitions; 3. Digital inclusion; 4. COVID-19). The course provides students with the opportunity to work on their own graduation project, while at the same time work in a transdisciplinary team with students from other master programs and other countries working on a similar topic and involving local communities. This course runs parallel to Master Internships and provides opportunity for students to collaborate across different disciplines in their Internship theme/topic. It aims to maximize the internship experience of students by engaging them in interdisciplinary and international collaborative ventures that are geared toward solving complex societal problems. The course also helps students build professional network, develop soft skills relevant for professional development, and be better prepared for a successful career after graduation. This course will also engage the Supervisors in co-creation activities and reflections.
You can read more on the course here: https://vu.nl/en/education/more-about/interdisciplinary-community-service-learning