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Broader Mind Course - for all bachelor's and master's students

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Last updated on 18 July 2024
At VU Amsterdam, you develop A Broader Mind. In every study you will be challenged to take a broader view of your academic discipline, of society and yourself. Take the course and help make a difference.

The Broader Mind Course is an extracurricular, interdisciplinary course which focuses on your personal development and involvement with societal issues like success & failure, poverty and sustainability. In a mixed group of students from all VU faculties, you will be involved in an innovative course that will challenge your perspective on different topics. The course runs from February till June in the year 2024 (P4 + P5); registration opens from December 11 2023.

Last years’ students share their 9 reasons to follow the Broader Mind Course in this video.

An overview of practical details and themes of Broader Mind Course can be found in the flyer.

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A great opportunity

“You don't often get the opportunity to talk about social issues with people from other disciplines. It was a great opportunity to listen to others, to think about challenging issues and to try to find solutions to them.”

- Diana Lucía Gross, Social Psychology student

Broader Mind Course students share their experiences

At VU Amsterdam, you don't just become something, you become someone. Someone with academic expertise who is also mindful of society. Some of the students of the Broader Mind Course share their experiences.

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