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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.

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