Effective scientific communication relies on clear and unbiased visualization of data as well as unambiguous textual explanations of that data. This course will cover the creation and interpretation of figures, reading and writing scientific papers, and presentation of data.
Level: Advanced Bachelor/ intermediate | Start date: 30 November 2020
During this course, students will look at key elements of the historical development of the relationship between science and religion in Europe. This relationship will be explored by, among others, addressing a number of central problems within the natural and human sciences that represent the most well-known ‘areas of conflict’ (physics, cosmology, biology).
Level: Advanced Bachelor/ intermediate | Start date: 23 November 2020
During this course, processes such as language, reasoning and memory will be explored in terms of their developmental trajectory and how this trajectory relates to changes in the maturing brain. Students will also examine how these developmental changes can be measured by various neurological methods such as fMRI.
Level: Advanced Bachelor/ intermediate | Start date: 9 November 2020
This course is designed like a gym workout — students will learn a suite of basic writing moves that are used in all proposals and practice them. A particular focus will be on justifying the research based on its significance and potential impact, and on devising a unique “angle” for a proposal.
Level: Master/ advanced | Start date: 3 November 2020
This course aims to provide an introduction and philosophical investigation of the question if, when and how ethical considerations can or must play a role in the practice of medical professions. Euthanasia, embryo research and cloning are a few of the topics that will be addressed.
Level: Advanced Bachelor/ intermediate | Start date: 2 November 2020
Climate change poses serious challenges for humans around the world. This course allows students to, among others, examine some key impacts (human health, biodiversity loss) of climate change on human societies and natural systems, and explore climate mitigation and climate adaptation strategies.
Level: Bachelor/introductory | Start date: 2 November 2020