Bald de Vries - Senior Fellow
Academic study should be meaningful. With his project, Dr. Bald de Vries wants to challenge students to acquire knowledge and insight outside the context of their own study programme in order to get a better grip on the interdisciplinary dimension and the social relevance of a study programme. What is it like to be a lawyer or economist, a geographer or a veterinarian and how do these relate to other professionals? This Senior Fellow project therefore focuses on this: the introduction of interdisciplinary elements in disciplinary courses, such as Law. But a Senior Fellow does more than that. Bald would like to emphasize the normative aspect of academic education. Something is at stake in these turbulent times of polarisation and 'fact-free' opinion-forming, which are coming to a head with the new reality of a pandemic.