The project « Research-oriented teaching: interdisciplinary projects for MSc students » has been awarded fundings in the frame of the 4EU+ Project proposal – Call 2023 (Flagship 3).
Carried by four universities, Geneva (Unige), Heidelberg, Copenhagen and Sorbonne, this project aims at promoting pedagogical innovation and interdisciplinarity through a series of research-oriented interdisciplinary projects involving digital aspects.
4EU+ Flagship 3 activities relate to Digitalization, Modelling and Transformation. This proposal aims at promoting pedagogical innovation and interdisciplinarity through a series of research-oriented interdisciplinary projects involving digital aspects. Researchers from various disciplines jointly propose a research-oriented project requiring an interdisciplinary group of MSc students to carry out the project. For instance, a project aiming at understanding urban development would involve social sciences students (geography/geomatic/economics), as well as computer science students for computational modelling or data analysis.
Unige has a great expertise in coaching interdisciplinary team projects involving BSc and Msc students (mostly computer science and information systems students) aiming at developing digital services for the University community, as well as for external organizations (Geneva hospital, foundations, Swiss Radio and Television, etc.). This proposal builds up on this expertise, transfers this pedagogical innovation to the Alliance, by expanding the scope to students of all disciplines, and specifically targeting research-oriented projects tackling interdisciplinary issues.
Such projects are valuable both for students and for the projects’ promoters (supervisors).