|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 week|
|Tuition fee||€250.00 one-time|
High school pupils (16-18 years old)
This programme is especially designed for high school pupils at pre-university level. In the Netherlands this equals 4-6 vwo, in Germany Gymnasium, in Belgium ASO and international Baccalaureate students going into years DP1-2. Other applications will unfortunately be declined.
A good command of the English language is required to get the most out of Summer College
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.
Day 1 (9.30-16.00)
- 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)
- Closing with certificates