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Are you looking for an extracurricular course on sustainability? The English-spoken Da Vinci Project allows you to look across disciplinary boundaries and to step out of your comfort zone. In this short-term honours programme (10EC) you will meet and work with students from different disciplines to collaborate on real-life sustainability related challenges, together with the involvement of important stakeholders.

In a group of five students, coming from different studyprogrammes, you will work on a specific sustainable development-related challenge. The challenges are provided by an external partner, ranging from private sector to local and national governments. The challenges focus on diverse global challenges, such as clean air, sustainable housing and waste as a resource. 

You will follow workshops on Design Thinking and participate in lectures by speakers from various fields related to sustainability. During the Design Thinking workshops, you learn methods to develop your creativity. You learn to fail and discover that failure is an essential step in making progress. Via the method of Design Thinking and a learning-by-doing approach, you build a prototype as a solution for the real-life challenge. During the final meeting, you and your team pitch the solution and prototype to the external partner. 

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  • 10 EC, to be taken on top of any Bachelor programme
  • Start in the 2nd or 3rd year of your Bachelor programme or your pre-Master programme
  • English spoken
  • From September 2022 – January 2023 (block 1 & 2)
  • On Monday and Thursday evenings
  • Application deadline 23 August 23:59, 2022

Are you willing to try new things and work in interdisciplinary teams on real-life sustainability related challenges? And above all, are you not afraid to fail? Then sign up for the Da Vinci Project!

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