An Elective Semester for Bachelor and Master Degree Students
Interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, innovative, and intensive: The Interdisciplinary Lab (or iLab) welcomes students
- from various fields of study
- with a pioneering spirit
- who would like to spend a semester developing solutions to socially relevant challenges (with reference to the UN’s
SDGs), thereby making a contribution to society.
Are you interested?
From concept development to the design of a prototype: Under the expert supervision of lab masters and coaches, you work in international teams on your challenges in a practical and self-organised manner.
Thanks to the design thinking-based process and the unique learning approach, you acquire important and future-oriented skills.
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Full-Time Elective Semester (30 ECTS credits)
You can complete the iLab instead of a regular semester within the framework of your mobility window.
Various Disciplines and Nations
You collaborate with students from various disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds.
English as a Working Language
You consolidate and expand your linguistic skills in the English-language work setting.
Challenges Relevant for Society
You find solutions to complex current challenges (based on the SDGs).
You work with your team daily and in an autonomous manner.
Support from Lab Master and Coaches
You are accompanied and supported by professionals from the very beginning.
You can use designated office rooms with suitable equipment throughout the entire semester.
The real-life learning setting in the iLab allows you to acquire and strengthen important future skills.
From the Challenge to the Solution
At the Personal Level
At the Team Level
At the Project Level
Developing Future Skills
Good to Know
- You can also write your bachelor or master thesis as part of the iLab.
Examples? These bachelor- and master theses were created within the framework of the iLab..
- The iLab was awarded the state prize for excellence in teaching in 2019 – read more about the Ars Docendi.
Orin D'hauwer Made Birds Chirp on Campus
Sara Velasco Basurto Developed a Video Game on the Topic of Bullying
Martin Kazík Designed a System that Promotes Exercise and Local Businesses
Students in the GreenDen developed by Orin D'hauwer and her team in the iLab | Copyright: Orin D'hauwer
|Dates||Every winter and summer semester|
|Application deadline||15/05/2023 (for the winter semester 2023/24)
15/11/2023 (for the summer semester 2024)
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply?
Regular Degree Students
Which documents do I need to submit?
- Letter of motivation including expectations, interests, specialist knowledge
- Curriculum vitae
- Optional: application video
An application interview is a prerequisite for the selection process. Appointments are subject to individual arrangement.