The A Broader Mind for Students course is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on the personal development, academic exploration and involvement with complex social challenges like poverty, sustainability and the digital world. In a mixed group of students from all VU faculties, students are involved in challenging online and offline activities.
The course was developed by enthusiastic students and staff members of the VU. Together they built the future of education. The course consists of eight theme’s, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and reflecting the academic knowledge and societal awareness within the VU.
|Pramod George Jose
'We have students who are all from different cultural backgrounds, everyone has a different experience of their life - When everyone interacts they’ll be able to learn quite a lot.'
|Diana Lucía Gross Gross
'You don’t have that many opportunities to talk to others from different disciplines about societal problems. It was amazing opportunity to listen to other people to reflect on challenging issues and try to find a way to solve them. That’s why I joined!'
Postdoc and lecturer Athena Institute
'In the end we all work in a place with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And here we learn how to perform in such a diverse environment.’
|Asger Randers Anderton|
Social and cultural anthropology
‘I’m in a very international place and I’m learning to work with different types of people and I learn much about myself. I Think that’s very important and very interesting.’
Computer Systems Security
‘I think that this course is a good platform for everyone to learn, discuss, to do interdisciplinary research and collaborate with everyone.’
Professor Faculty of Humanities and holder of the Goldschmeding Chair 'Economy & Civil Society'
Project manager A Broader Mind Course