Engage in interdisciplinary work on societal issues during the TIC course

Would you like to spend block 3 away from the study books and dive into real societal and environmental issues? Do you enjoy collaborating with students and professionals from various disciplines? Then sign up for the Thematic Interdisciplinary Challenge (TIC) and take on real-world problems posed by the Institute for Public Health and Environment and Stichting Vluchteling.

The TIC course is a 7.5 EC elective course for third-year Bachelor students, Master's students, and professionals from different disciplines. Through interdisciplinary and cross-level collaboration, you'll tackle real societal challenges in small groups, partnering with societal partners. The course offers a mix of workshops, (guest)lectures, interviews, discussions, academic and societal research, and group work. Another line of workshops is directed towards (inter)personal and professional development

    UU strategic themes

    Every year, UU selects four themes to focus its multidisciplinary research on. In these themes, UU researchers with different expertises are joining forces with societal partners to discuss research questions and strategies on tackling key societal challenges. The TIC course is linked to these strategic themes. These are the challenges of this year: