What we’ve been doing in 2016
Danish university programs are quite structured — students take a program of study at the bachelor’s or master’s level and focus on the coursework within that program, with few opportunities to deviate from a set path of study. Universities are generally not residential, students are often older and more established in a home life, and extracurricular activities can be limited – particularly ones with an academic driver. SDU has an additional barrier to cooperation across programs as they are spread across 5 physical locations in Jutland and Fyn.
Environmental and resource economics is by its nature an interdisciplinary field, so within its programs of study, there can be a mix of social science and natural science courses pertaining to environmental management, for example. But students (and professors) don’t have that much opportunity to meet and collaborate with students from other relevant and interesting fields. In today’s fast-changing world, academia in…
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