Interdisciplinary Teaching Programme

An interdisciplinary education affords students experience in disciplines other than their own. Students learn to reflect on the core elements of their own discipline in a multidisciplinary context and, with suitable guidance, learn to formulate integrative answers to innovative research questions of great scientific and/or social urgency.

Universities such as UU are often still structured along disciplinary lines, thus interdisciplinary education comes with its own specific questions and challenges. Such challenges also bear upon the competences, skills, and attitudes of its (often disciplinarily trained) teachers.

After completing this programme, teachers will, for example, be able to make choices that are appropriate for the learning objectives and the subject of their interdisciplinary education, within their specific context, and have an acute awareness of the complexity of interdisciplinary education.

The programme is intended for experienced teachers working at UU, UMC Utrecht, UCU, and UCR who, for the duration of the course, are involved in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary education at UU or at the alliance of UU and UMC Utrecht with Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University & Research, and who are committed to improving the design and quality of interdisciplinary education.

Register now for the third edition

The third edition of the programme has already started and registration is unfortunately no longer possible. As soon as the new dates are announced for the 4th edition they will appear on this page.

The programme is supervised by Rianne van Lambalgen (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Elma Zijderveld (Educational Consultancy and Training), and Esther Slot (Educational Consultancy and Training) and consists of five meetings:

  • Thursday 23 November - 16h00 until Friday 24 November 2023 16h00
  • Thursday 25 January 2024 - 9.00 – 17.00h
  • Thursday 29 February 2024 - 9.00 – 17.00h
  • Thursday 18 April 2024 - 16.00 – 21.00h  
  • Thursday 16 May 2024 - 12.30 – 17.00h 

The working language of the programme is English. Registration is possible until 5 june 17h00. More information about the programme and how to register can be found via the button below (please note: this button only works when using Google Chrome). If you have any questions, contact 

Interdisciplinary Education Programme