Renewing our education model

    By 2028, more than a third of our students who have the opportunity to do so will be involved in an interdisciplinary education focused on a societal issue, or in a workstudy arrangement.

    With a new education model, we will train more people for shortage occupations and jobs that play an important role in a rapidly changing world facing major societal issues. To do this, we must make education more flexible

    What will that be like for our students?

    Students start their studies at their own study programme. Throughout their studies, we provide opportunities for them to:

    • Develop knowledge and skills that transcend the
      subject areas of individual study programmes,
    • Engage with and contribute to societal issues,
    • Enter the workplace earlier, particularly in
      shortage occupations.

    To achieve this, we are introducing two new components:

    Issue-based education

    It offers students from different programmes the opportunity to work together on social issues. They do so in learning communities and living labs where
    lecturers, researchers and practitioners work with and guide students. In this way, students learn to work with people from different disciplines and in
    different roles and to contribute to a sustainable society during their studies.

    Work-study arrangements

    Before the end of their studies, students will begin to work in these settings. They carry out tasks and responsibilities that enable them to achieve their
    learning objectives. They are guided by both their study programme and their employer. In this way, they gain practical experience earlier and use their talents more quickly to help the profession and society.

    More about our ambitions