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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

In contrast to the common contents-driven courses in physics and math, 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 4-5 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

Mode of instruction

Lectures and seminars by the lecturer in cooperation with external specialists.

Assessment method

Will be clarified on blackboard during the fall semester.


Blackboard is used to distribute Course information
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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 blackboard

Contact information:

Contact details lecturer: Prof.dr. Eric Eliel