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The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea before the 29th of September 2020 and 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 which methods should be used? What roles should students and lecturers play? The UvA Create a Course Challenge is calling for students to explore uncharted terrain and to think about innovative ways to make education fun, challenging and meaningful. With this Challenge, the IIS wants to give students a say in the way education is organised at the Institute and within the University.

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 jury of experts. The jury 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 fall 2021, with the winning student appointed by the UvA as the course's student assistant!

Students without borders

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

More information

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