In Science, Management and Innovation (SMI) you will gain expertise in societal challenges, work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and learn the ability to speak the language of policy and business.
Many organisations struggle with societal challenges such as sustainability, health, energy, and IT security. Addressing these challenges requires knowledge in the field of natural or computer sciences, but also from other disciplines, such as policy, management and innovation. Solutions for such challenges requires scientists with an analytical background as well as a business and societal understanding.
Something for you?
Science, Management and Innovation is a specialisation of multiple Master’s programmes:
What will you learn?
The specialisation Science, Management and Innovation will take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. In the first year you will further your knowledge in a scientific field of your choice. You can choose between all the Master's programmes of the Faculty of Science.
In the second year you will learn to apply your science-based background to a business or policy question. During the SMI-year you will improve your soft skills such as presenting and working in interdisciplinary teams. These skills will help widen your job opportunities.
You will create a unique profile with your disciplinary background and combine this with one of the focus track areas related to the sustainable development goals. These are Health, Climate & Energy, Green Industries & IT, or Biodiversity.
At the end of the master's programme you have the opportunity to experience working outside of academia during your thesis research project.
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