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Academic and Professional Skills (Science)


Admission Requirements

Not applicable


In this course students discuss the role of science in society, ethical conduct, learn about practical aspects of science in action, and are stimulated to think about their future career, either academic or professional.

Course objectives

To prepare you for the time after your graduation, this course focuses on soft skills and personal development. Part of the course will be devoted to a project, which is developed in groups of 5-8 students. The subject of the project can vary from writing a research proposal, preparing an educational project for secondary schools or writing part of a business plan.


Physics Schedule
For detailed information go to Timetable in Brightspace

Mode of instruction

Zie Brightspace

Assessment method

Pass/Fail. The students are assessed on attendance, participation and the quality of the final project.


Registration for Brightspace occurs via uSis

How to sign up for classes click here

Reading list

Required reading includes: ‘On being a scientist, A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research’ Third Edition (2009) by National Academy of Sciences ISBN: 978-0-309-11970-2, DOI: 10.17226/12192 This material is not copyrighted and is available in pdf via Brightspace


Contact details lecturer: Prof.dr. A. Achúcarro