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Course module: 201900227
Societal Leadership
Course info
Course module201900227
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact K. Visscher
S. Honarmand Ebrahimi
dr. D. Ozkaramanli - Leerkes
Examiner K. Visscher
Contactperson for the course K. Visscher
dr. A. Weber
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureBOZ applies for you
Registration using OSIRISNo
  • Analyze and critically assess societal challenges
  • Delineate transdisciplinary innovations that can contribute to mitigating societal challenges
  • Co-design ways in which different stakeholder groups can be involved in a responsible manner
The UN has defined seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urgent calls for action to face global challenges. In this course you will take these SDGs as a starting point. In a series of workshops, you will study where they come from, what makes them so complex, and how they can drive innovation, globally and locally. You will also develop skills to productively deal with these issues. Guest-lectures will complement the workshops by providing inspiration from academia and practice. Central in this course is a project, in which you will critically assess a SDG of your choice, and define local or regional transdisciplinary innovation projects that can contribute to reaching these goals. Societal leadership means that you are prepared to take the lead in implementing these projects in society, based on insights in stakeholder constellations, technological options, and societal dynamics.

Additional information:
This course is part of the Transdisciplinary Master-Insert Programme ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’
Assumed previous knowledge
Acceptance to the Transdisciplinary Master-Insert Programme ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’.
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Instructional modes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised

Self study without assistance

Presence dutyYes

Group project

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