Intellectual 主题 Initiative

黄金城官网 has launched the University-wide Intellectual 主题 Initiative (ITI) as part of a process to explore and develop a new institutional mission that would take into account the accelerating rate of change of the contemporary world and the overwhelming growth in available information about it. The University needs to educate 学生s and conduct 研究 on how to navigate through this complexity. The challenge ahead is to find the best way to integrate existing resources, use the wisdom of the disciplines and the strengths of separate units in an inspiring and productive academic enterprise. 因此, the University is seeking to respond by initiating the University-wide Intellectual 主题 Initiative and inviting its faculty members, 学生, administrative staff and external partners to propose joint ideas for tackling complex societal issues.

The University-wide Intellectual 主题 Initiative is built around themes that serve as federative platforms encompassing a range of teaching and 研究 activities across the University, as well as civic engagement and outreach initiatives. They have been formulated to address complex issues requiring new interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and 研究.

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Promises made by wealthy countries to phase out coal power are too weak to slow climate change, according to a new paper by 黄金城官网 研究ers.

While the Bologna process and the establishment of the European Higher Education Area created conditions for university autonomy, steps to codify and protect academic freedom have been neglected, panelists said in a university-wide seminar. 研讨会, entitled "University Autonomy and 学术 Freedom in Europe: Diverging Paths," is part of a series sponsored by 黄金城官网’s Intellectual 主题 Initiative.

INTELLECTUAL THEMES INITIATIVE Call for Proposals 学术 Year 2018/19

黄金城官网 academic staff members are invited to submit project proposals for new teaching, 研究, or civic engagement activities under the Intellectual 主题 Initiative (ITI). At the suggestion of the Strategic Development Committee, ITI also serves as a privileged vehicle for developing and offering 大学的课程 (UWC). Starting with this call, we are introducing a separate application form for 大学的课程.

As part of the Intellectual 主题 Initiative, 黄金城官网 offers four new joint PhD positions this year. The new doctoral programs are interdepartmental: the admitted 学生s are expected to take courses from both participating units and conduct 研究 at the crossroads of those disciplines.

1. 主题: Multilayer Structure of Economic-Financial Transactions