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Maastricht University High School Summer College

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 611 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €250.00 one-time


Six staff members and professors of different faculties from our university designed a one week course as a primer on the ‘Problem Based Learning’ method and the content of study programmes that Maastricht University offers. They chose the quote of William Faulkner “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” as the connecting theme.

Themes like war, war crimes and refugees are, unfortunately, not something from history. In this summer college, we will study the presence of the past, and more specifically, but not exclusively World War II, to understand and address these themes within the light of today. More specifically, we will use different scientific approaches and perspectives to study often war and war-related issues, like refugees, racism, populism, crime and poverty, using current insights from sociology, economics, politics, genetics, psychology and law. You will learn about scientific research and how to design, perform and report a small research project. You can choose a research project from three topics, either involving psychology, genetics or data science. At the last meeting, when you receive your certificate, you will present the results of your project.

Programme structure

Day 1 (9.30-16.00)

  • Introduction
  • Humanities and Sciences

Day 2 (9.30-16.00)

  • Business and Economics

Day 3 (9.30-16.00)

  • Psychology and Neuroscience

Day 4 (9.30-16.00)

  • Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Day 5 (9.30-16.00)

  • Law
  • Presentations
  • Closing with certificates

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Application start
May 1, 2019
Application deadline
Aug 10, 2019 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States