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